Remember women's commissions? There was a time when such groups were appointed internationally, nationally, and even locally, to study the status of women and the progress being made in gender equality. But when was the last time you heard of one? What is the status of women's commissions, both internationally and in the US? What are they, why are they important, what is the history of them? And why are the US commissions struggling when the international one is strong? What is CEDAW and why should we care about it?
One woman knows about commissions and it turns out they are still out there workig to examine issues that affect women. From child care to equal pay, from property rights to human rights, these associations have been working since the 1960's to illuminate and resolve social problems affecting women. But they are not as strong a presence as they have been.
Susan Rose, with more than 30 years' experience in public administartion, education and community activism, has been committed to the advancement of women, workplace issues and civil rights. Join us as we talk about women's commissions and what they are doing today.
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