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Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor


Women’s Access to Justice in Afghanistan: Individual Versus Community Barriers to Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Women

This report maps how Afghan women seek justice when their rights are violated and the barriers women face in receiving a fair outcome.  Based on an ethnographic study of women’s disputes in five provinces of Afghanistan between March 2011 and January 2012.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

Examines progress in press freedom, media independence, and safety of journalists.  Also focuses on inclusion of women in the news media.  From UNESCO


Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Women

Describes changes and trends in fertility patterns among women in the U.S.  Examines fertility patterns by age, race, citizenship, employment status, and marital status.  Since 2005 more young mothers (those under age 23) were cohabiting (38%) than were married (24%) at the time of their first birth.  From the Census Bureau


Changes in Osteoporosis Medication Use and Expenditures Among Women

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Examines changes in osteoporosis medication use and expenditures among women aged 50 and over in the U.S.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Home Hours in the United States and Europe

Categories: European Union,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Analyzes trends in at-home time for workers in Europe and the U.S. and the reasons behind those trends.  Finds a decrease in home hours in both Europe and the U.S. and that female time allocation contributes more to the cross-country differences.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


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