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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

In this section, you will read recent news releases and advocacy concerns as well as view our opinion editorials and letters to the editor. Members of the press who are writing about issues of concern to working women are encouraged to contact our Public Relations Chair at PR@nyswomeninc.org.

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2015 Opportunity Agenda

Governor Cuomo announced his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” designed to restore economic opportunity, reform the education system, and restore the public’s confidence and trust in our justice system.
Thursday, January 22, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (58)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Politics
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Eight women’s equality bills pass Senate; on to the Assembly

The Women’s Equality Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2013, has several provisions, all of which are in keeping with our legislative platform and advocacy statement, in that they would redress the injustices, inequities and discrimination that women face throughout their lives.

Friday, January 16, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (36)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor

Looks like the Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor.  At least it's a start. http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/227379/eight-wea-bills-heading-for-senate-floor/

Monday, January 12, 2015/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (50)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Violence against women and girls

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape.

Monday, December 22, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (80)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities

From shops and restaurants that showcase the talents of entrepreneurs to innovative companies that bolster local economies, small businesses define our neighborhoods and towns.

Sunday, December 21, 2014/Author: Commications Committee/Number of views (70)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Southern Finger Lakes Women name 2014 Women of the Year

Glenda Gephart of the Elmira Star-Gazette was named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Southern Finger Lakes Women at their October meeting.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Southern Finger Lakes Women/Number of views (90)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sexual Assault in the Military

There have been a number of reports and articles recently written regarding sexual assault in the military.  The Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office http://www.sapr.mil/ released a November 30, 2014 report to the President regarding Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.  As a result of the report, the Secretary of Defense released a December 3, 2014 memorandum on initiatives being taken regarding the prevention of and response to sexual assault.  The report and memo can be found under the News section.

The November 30, 2014 New York Times Magazine included an article titled The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault.  You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/magazine/the-militarys-rough-justice-on-sexual-assault.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

Monday, December 08, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (121)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Report on Sexual violence at Institutions of Higher Education

The Congressional Research Service recently completed a report on sexual violence at institutions of higher education.  The report can be found at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf
Monday, December 08, 2014/Author: Colleen Ostiguy/Number of views (55)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NYSW JOINS THE SISTERHOOD TO HOST FREE CONFERENCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR TEENS

The Staten Island chapter of New York State Women joined the The Sisterhood of Women’s Organizations led by the Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and hundreds of Staten Island tweens and teens to their afternoon forum, I’m Special: Love Doesn’t Involve Pain.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014/Author: Staten Island Chapter/Number of views (97)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Career Recognition Program

The Career Recognition Program was designed to recognize women who have overcome challenges or had an exceptional achievement in their lives, careers or while volunteering.
Friday, November 21, 2014/Author: Margherita Clemento/Number of views (71)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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