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Donald Trump plans to cut the Office of Global Women’s Issues from the 2018 budget

  • While his daughter was hyping his consistent advocacy for women, President Donald Trump was planning to cut the Office of Global Women’s Issues, according to a State Department budget published by Foreign Policy on Monday.  
  • The budget documents show the $8.25 million allotted to the Office of Global Women’s Issues in 2016 will be whittled down to $0 in 2018. 
  • Oxfam is calling on Congress, which will have to vote on the budget, to “stand against this reckless move,” O'Brien said.
  • A division of the State Department, the office promotes gender equality in U.S. foreign policy endeavors, funds educational and economic initiatives and endeavors to combat gender-based violence worldwide. Read more (4/26/17)

Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America, and let’s be sure we support them in every way we can. Let’s help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up. They are the history-makers, the glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow. They are among the reasons I am so optimistic about our future. Women are both smart enough and good enough to be considered for anything they choose to pursue. … We have to teach every girl that she is valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue and achieve her own dreams. If we are serious about building a better, stronger and fairer America, we need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls. Our country can only fulfill its potential when every single child — particularly, every girl — can fulfill hers. - Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Girls Inc. luncheon (7th March, 2017)

WONDER WOMAN Tickets On Sale Everywhere; 92% Of All Moviegoers Want To See Female Superhero Movie
With Warner Bros./DC’s Wonder Woman registering on tracking yesterday with a $65M+ opening before its June 2 release, all theaters serviced by Fandango are now selling tickets including AMC a…
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“I am just a Bajoran who has been fighting a hopeless fight against the Cardassians all her life.  So if you want a war, I’ll give you one.”

New Hampshire is the only state to get an “A” in gender parity among government jobs, report finds

  • A new report from Representation2020, an organization advocating for women’s representation in politics, has found that just one state is doing well enough to merit an “A” rating in gender parity: New Hampshire.
  • To determine New Hampshire’s standing, researchers used a “gender parity index,” a system that awards points to states based on how many women hold office in U.S. Congress, state executive positions, the state legislature and local government. 
  • New Hampshire was the first state to elect an all-female congressional delegation, with women currently occupying all four of its seats in the U.S. Senate and House.
  • According to the same system, Washington followed close behind New Hampshire with a “B” ranking. Fifteen states received a “C,” 29 received a “D” and four — Louisiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Mississippi — were awarded an “F.” Read more (5/10/17)