News and Articles of Interest
- The UNH Dept of Women’s Studies has launched the "Who Needs Feminism" campaign (find out more)
- Prevention Innovations has, in its relatively short life, established UNH faculty as national leaders in research and practices for ending violence against women. (read the article)
- UNH ADVANCE is an NSF funded institutional transformation project focused on strengthening policies and implementing practices to address gender imbalance, particularly in STEM disciplines (find out more)
- NH women rank slightly higher than other New England states on some measures but, NH women fare less well on healthcare and safety measures relative to the other New England States. Read the Report "The Status of Women and Girls in New Hampshire", prepared by the Women's Fund of New Hampshire and the NH Women's Policy Institute
- Thanks to the work of the Women's Commission, the University of New Hampshire has announced it is establishing a Flexible Work Arrangements Task Force to develop polices and guidelines to support flexible work arrangements, while meeting the operational needs and goals of all UNH departments.
Flexible Work Arrangements - Find out More.
- Understanding Worker Leave Policies an Overview (National Partnership for Women and Families)
- Despite New Law, Gender Salary Persists (NPR article)
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The UNH President's Commission on the Status of Women was established February 15, 1972, to explore conditions and attitudes within the University of New Hampshire, relating to the mobility and functional equality of women, and to encourage movement toward the goal of full participation of women.
Forty years later, the UNH President's Commission on the Status of Women continues in its mission to create equal educational and employment opportunities for all UNH women by promoting an environment free of sexism and discrimination, through policy, advocacy and education.
2013 Women's Commission Award Recipients: Lauren Banker, Faina Bukher, Emily Klein, Courtney Marshall, Suzanne Sonneborn, WildActs (Social Justice Theater Troupe)
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