Equity in the News 2-08-08February 10, 2008
AAUW in the News
Studies show that girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and interest in math and science falter as they grow up.
Congress could fix the birth control mix-up with the Prevention Through Affordability Access Act.
Groups aim to make Arlington the state’s “votingest” city.
Other Equity Issues/News
Hundreds of University of Georgia workers and students signed a petition calling for administrators at the state’s flagship university to become “more active, reliable and transparent” in enforcing sexual harassment policies.
A Washtenaw County jury awarded ten current and former prisoners at the state’s Scott Women’s Correction Facility $15.4 million in damages for rapes, invasions of privacy and sexual harassment at the hands of corrections officers.
About a quarter of U.S. women suffer domestic violence, U.S. health officials reported.
Studies in Ontario reveal troubling trends of violence and sexual harassment in rural and urban high schools.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized across the country.
Teenagers asked to name the 10 most famous Americans in history, no presidents or first ladies allowed, overwhelmingly chose African-Americans and women.