The “Baby Veronica” case (Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl) currently before the Supreme Court is many things—a case that could undermine a great deal of federal Indian law by attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); a story about the stupid, mean things a couple will do to each other when they break up; and a sad story about a little kid who, at four, spent the first two years of her life with would-be adoptive parents and the next two living with her bio-father, his wife and other children. It’s also a story about the conservative right’s uses of marriage and its adoption crusade. What it’s not is a case that feminists have been on the right side of.
Today, the NCRW Listening Tour brought President Áine Duggan to the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas. The Center fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination. They work toward this goal through four core projects:
Financial literacy is a serious issue facing women and girls as they work to build their financial capability. This week, Mohammed Yunus joined several prominent figures in the world of financial literacy and capability for the New York Stock Exchange event, “Financial Capability: Empowering Girls and Women,” part of the NYSE’s Financial Capability Week.
Yesterday, NCRW President Áine Duggan had the opportunity to visit the Washington State University Women’s Resource Center as part of NCRW’s “Listening Tour,” which began in November 2012 to deepen the organization’s understanding of the experiences and needs of its members and partners, as well as the multi-faceted issues facing organizations and individuals focused on advancing gender rights and equity. The University of Idaho also attended the meeting and is currently collaborating with the Center.
A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better. Where does dissatisfaction come from, and how can nonprofit leaders and employees improve engagement and retention?