Posts Tagged as "Women"

50 Years After The Equal Pay Act, Gender Wage Gap Endures

Jun. 10, 2013 / By
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On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in an effort to abolish wage discrimination based on gender...

Emergency Contraception Ruling a Win for Immigrant Women

Apr. 22, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas

Women’s health advocates received welcome news earlier this month when a federal judge ruled that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make the most popular forms of emergency contraception (also known as the morning-after pill) available for all women over-the-counter...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr. 8, 2013 / By
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The 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention...

When Sexual Assault Is Reported, Long Beach’s Forensic Nurses Keep Things SANE

Feb. 27, 2013 / By
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By Annie Merkley, Long Beach Post

Bruised and broken, with trembling hands and a tear-stained face, calling 911 after a rape can be a difficult decision to make...

Young Women in LB do the Math on Guns

Feb. 26, 2013 / By
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Just last year, 14 youth in Long Beach where killed by gun shots ranging from age 16-25...

Ambiente de Mujer: LB Women Take Action for Environmental and Reproductive Health

Jan. 31, 2013 / By
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Alma Ortega (middle) and Jessica Tovar (right) make environmentally-safe house products.

This time there were no protest signs, nor protesting chants...

Undocumented and Abused: One Woman’s Story

Dec. 7, 2012 / By
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When Ana Del Valle* arrived to the United States from Morelos, Mexico in the late 1980s to reunite with her husband in Los Angeles, she left behind everything and everyone she had known: her daughter, her sisters, her mother, and her country...

Services to Keep Women Healthy

Aug. 5, 2012 / By
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It’s a new day for women under the Affordable Care Act:
Eight prevention-related health services will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting August 1, 2012...

Vice President Biden Launches Dating Violence PSA

Jun. 30, 2012 / By
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Vice President Biden introduces a new PSA that encourages men to speak up and help prevent dating violence and sexual assault as part of the 1 is 2 Many initiative to reduce violence against women...

Breaking the Mold: Women in Restaurant Kitchens

Jun. 17, 2012 / By
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For decades, professional kitchens and restaurants were almost exclusively the domain of male chefs. In recent years, women have come to the forefront as food writers, entrepreneurs and professional chefs...

Study: California Women “Falling Behind”—and Held Back by Budget Cuts

Feb. 3, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Zaineb Mohammed, Posted: Feb 03, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO–Women are recovering from the recession at a slower rate than men according to a new report by the California Budget Project (CBP) published in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California...