Policy Briefs Just Released! Since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February 2009, pledging $787 billion to repair and reinvigorate the U.S. economy, the Council has been monitoring where this funding is going and who it is (or is not) reaching. Click here to get the latest recommendations on economic security, education, health care, and social supports for women and families.
Pathways to Greater Economic Security for Women and Families
In presenting this webinar series, we aim to stimulate research ideas, identify areas for partnerships among researchers and members of the policy and advocacy community, and set an agenda towards greater social investments for low-income women and their families.
Transforming Pink to Blue/Green: Moving Women into Nontraditional and Green Jobs June 22, 2011 Presenters: Françoise Jacobsohn, Legal Momentum Lauren Sugerman, Wider Opportunities for Women Shyama Venkateswar, National Council for Research on Women (moderator)
Our government representatives are shying away from a new stimulus under the guise of avoiding a larger deficit. However, another stimulus package is a short-term deficit that will have long-term benefits. An additional stimulus makes economic sense, because the job market lags behind in terms of recovery after a recession. Furthermore, this package is an ethical imperative that would promote the United States’ human rights obligations to the right to work under international law. It will also uphold a non-discriminatory human rights policy that will correct the systemic blind spot the administration experienced in putting women and women of color on the road to recovery.
What a day! We have just come back from breakout group discussions where we all put our heads together to discuss the most pressing research, policy, program, media, and funding priorities for economic security, social supports and safety nets, education and healthcare. Stay tuned--we'll be posting memos from these discussions on the Council's website soon!
In the meantime, we have an all-star panel to help close out the day. The topic? The Road Forward.