L.A. County Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis will introduce a motion to create a five-year Initiative on Women and Girls in Los Angeles County government. It directs all 37 county departments to address the disproportionate disadvantages facing women and girls here. If it is enacted, the county would systematically review its activities and refocus resources in order to advance women’s opportunities.
Trans beauty queens are not merely pretty faces. Filipina beauty queens turned trans advocates Maki Gingoyon and Geena Rocero get political in their fight for equality and recognition. Consider this: from 2008-2014, the Philippines had one of the highest rates of murders of transgender people in all of Asia, according to the International Trans Murder Monitoring project. Filipina trans women may be visible but often lack recognition and full legal protection leaving them vulnerable to discrimination and violence.
Watch the video that profiles trans women activists in the Philippines after the jump.
Did you know women only make up 6.3% of active apprentices in the trades nationwide?
The Tradeswomen, Inc. at Rising Sun's Pre-Apprenticeship Training Center celebrated women in apprenticeship to increase the number of women in the trades.
Speakers included: Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal Rights Advocates, Rising Sun Pre-Apprenticeship Training Center, and Tradeswomen, Inc. held last November 6th at the Rising Sun Pre-Apprenticeship Training Center - 2998 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Months ago, a national campaign was launched to get a woman's portrait on the $20. The goal of this historic campaign was to honor American women. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women in the United States winning the right to vote. Having a woman on the $20 would be part of this important historic celebration.
We need 100,000 signature to get the attention of the White House. Please add your name to the petition asking the White House and the Treasury to properly respond to the Women on 20s petition and put a woman's portrait on the $20 bill!
From the The National Women's History Project