The Center for Women Policy Studies is delighted to report on our Post Election Action Convening (PEAC) for Women State Legislators: Taking Leadership on Women’s Human Rights Policy. The PEAC program brought together a small group of creative and powerful women state legislators from throughout the country to develop strategies for their 2013 legislative sessions to address the Center’s signature women’s human rights policy issues.
Participants included legislators whose engagement with the Center and with these issues has been substantial, including
Arizona Senator Linda Lopez, who also is the Chair of the Center’s Board of Directors, and:
Florida Senator Arthenia L. Joyner, an alumna of the Center’s Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators.
We also were honored to welcome the following women legislators, whose expertise and leadership will enhance the Center’s future work as well (listed in alphabetical order):
Vermont State Representative Maxine Grad
Oregon State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Kentucky State Representative Joni Jenkins
Georgia State Representative Sheila Jones
North Carolina State Representative Annie W. Mobley
Maryland State Delegate Barbara Robinson
Georgia State Representative Sandra Scott
Georgia State Representative Keisha Waites
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The Center for Women Policy Studies
Post Election Action Convening (PEAC)
November 30 - December 2, 2012
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The agenda included intensive discussion sessions on:
Reproductive Rights in 2013 State Legislative Sessions, with guest discussion leaders from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Ipas
Woman-Centered HIV/AIDS Programs, Advocacy and Care: Women Leading the Way, with discussion leader Patricia Nalls, founder and executive director of The Women’s Collective in Washington, DC
Lifting Women Out of Poverty: The Important Role of Postsecondary Education, featuring the Center’s “Getting Smart About Welfare” initiative
Finally, we conducted a special session of the Center’s National Policy Institute on International Trafficking of Women and Girls into the United States. This session focused on creating state laws and policies that can offer protection and services to women and girls who are trafficked into the United States for forced labor. Such victim services must include: safe and secure housing and shelters; appropriate reproductive health and other medical services; legal aid and immigration support services; and, protection from prosecution.
CLICK HERE for the Center’s Resource Guide for State Legislators: Model Provisions for State Anti-Trafficking Laws.
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The Center's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) designation code is #11963.
Our Mission: To promote women's human rights through enlightened public policy