Category Archives: Health

Lindsey Jacks Programs and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Summer has barely begun and I have already lost track of the amount of conversations overheard about swimsuits and the never ending trials and tribulations of body hatred. Fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Rape Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

By Anney Bolgiano, Programs and Policy Intern

California and New Jersey are on opposite coasts. New Jersey’s population is 8.8 million, while California’s is a whopping 38.4 million. Their climates are different, their histories are different and they are separated by nearly 3,000 miles. But there is one very important thing California and New Jersey do have in common: paid family and medical leave.

Unfortunately, California and New Jersey stand out as the only two states with fully funded and functioning paid leave programs in the US. Continue reading

Posted in Employment & Economic Security, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

By: Mali Irvin,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations As you may have heard, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made a few, to say the least, insensitive remarks about “legitimate rape” Sunday in response to a reporter’s … Continue reading

Posted in Gender-Based Violence, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

By: Julie Rhoad, President/CEO The NAMES Project Foundation/The AIDS Memorial Quilt   According to the CDC, at some pivotal point in her lifetime, one in 139 women will be diagnosed with HIV infection. For African American and Hispanic/Latina women, the … Continue reading

Posted in Global Issues, Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations The National Council of Women’s Organization’s Women’s Health Task Force held a panel discussion this past Tuesday called, Blaming the Victim: A Discussion about Diseases and Conditions Women … Continue reading

Posted in Health, HERvotes | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

By Becky Mezzanotte In a world where I continually hear gripes about the political state of the U.S., I can always seem to find a small piece of silver lining somewhere. For the health care law that passed in March of 2010, … Continue reading

Posted in Health, HERvotes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

By Kendra McCormick Throughout the economic crisis, many successful policies that improve women’s economic security and ensure our access to health care have been put in jeopardy. Even our right to vote is being attacked. However, I feel most threatened … Continue reading

Posted in Health, HERvotes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

By: Ashley Horne  To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, on August 26th, women’s groups are coming together to protect our Health and Economic Rights and to encourage women to vote in 2012.  Out vote has never been more important, and it seems only appropriate to … Continue reading

Posted in Employment & Economic Security, Health, HERvotes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment