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.
Men's domination in the Philippine political arena remains. To address this, the Philippine Commission on Women has said there is a need to implement measures on leadership and capability development programs for women, advocacy for shared responsibility in the home, and the full implementation of the temporary special measures of the Magna Carta for Women, as well as other related laws and policies. News story from Manila Bulletin.
Each day, approximately 1,671 women in the Philippines undergo medically unsafe abortion procedures. 274 of them are hospitalized. With violence against women being on the rise in the Philippines, denying victims safe-abortion services just adds to their suffering. Story from Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights.
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
After a series of workshops and consultations on the constitution, held beginning in 2013, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights. The LWPP has been working on building consensus about the constitution’s most controversial issues, such as the role of sharia and international conventions in the constitution, as well as charting women’s priorities and rights.