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Congressional Caucus For Women's Issues



Published on 25 February 2014



by Office of the Spokesperson

(WireNews)

Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues was founded by 15 congresswomen in 1977 to fight for greater opportunities and progress for women in the workplace and in schools. Made up of members of Congress, the caucus now boasts more than 100 members. The bipartisan nature of the group allows it to focus on issues that affect all women, increasing its effectiveness.

The group has fought for women to receive fair treatment in all aspects of life. It has supported efforts to ensure equal pay for equal work, job training for women on welfare, and fair treatment for women-owned small businesses. In addition, the caucus has backed legal protections against domestic violence and sexual assault. Legislative accomplishments include the Violence Against Women Act, the Women’s Business Ownership Act and the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development Act.

Members of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues have also fought for women’s rights around the world. Education for girls, protection against violence, and access to food and safe drinking water are important issues that remain a focus of caucus members.

 


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Posted 2014-02-25 17:05:00