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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06337/SN06337.pdf

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337

 

UNSCR 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa: Women and Security

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Egypt,Iraq,Israel,United Nations,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR388-UNSCR-1325-in-the-Middle-East-and-North-Africa-Women-and-Security.pdf

Examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and what it has accomplished in five Middle Eastern and North Africa nations, especially with regard to ending violence against women and promoting gender equality, since its passage in 2000.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Declines in Triplet and Higher-order Multiple Births in the United States, 1988-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db243.pdf

Explores the recent (since 1998) downturn in triplet and higher-order births by maternal demographic factors.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Changes in Life Expectancy by Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2013-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db244.pdf

Presents changes in life expectancy by race, Hispanic origin, and sex.  Noted in the news media for its finding that life expectancy for non-Hispanic white females declined by 0.1 years from 81.2 to 81.1.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Headlines,Women

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0436.aspx

Announces plans for changes to the $20, $10, and $5 bills with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the new $20 bill and other features dedicated to civil rights and suffrage movements on the reverse of the $10 and $5 bills.  Includes complete text of letter following press release.  From the Treasury Department

 

 

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