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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

In this section, you will read recent news releases and advocacy concerns as well as view our opinion editorials and letters to the editor. Members of the press who are writing about issues of concern to working women are encouraged to contact our Communications Committee at PR@nyswomeninc.org.

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Violence against women and girls

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape.

Monday, December 22, 2014/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (2151)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities

From shops and restaurants that showcase the talents of entrepreneurs to innovative companies that bolster local economies, small businesses define our neighborhoods and towns.

Sunday, December 21, 2014/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (1769)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Southern Finger Lakes Women name 2014 Women of the Year

Glenda Gephart of the Elmira Star-Gazette was named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Southern Finger Lakes Women at their October meeting.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3824)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sexual Assault in the Military

There have been a number of reports and articles recently written regarding sexual assault in the military.  The Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office http://www.sapr.mil/ released a November 30, 2014 report to the President regarding Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.  As a result of the report, the Secretary of Defense released a December 3, 2014 memorandum on initiatives being taken regarding the prevention of and response to sexual assault.  The report and memo can be found under the News section.

The November 30, 2014 New York Times Magazine included an article titled The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault.  You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/magazine/the-militarys-rough-justice-on-sexual-assault.html?ref=magazine&_r=0

Monday, December 8, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1819)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Report on Sexual violence at Institutions of Higher Education

The Congressional Research Service recently completed a report on sexual violence at institutions of higher education.  The report can be found at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf
Monday, December 8, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1675)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NYSW JOINS THE SISTERHOOD TO HOST FREE CONFERENCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR TEENS

The Staten Island chapter of New York State Women joined the The Sisterhood of Women’s Organizations led by the Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and hundreds of Staten Island tweens and teens to their afternoon forum, I’m Special: Love Doesn’t Involve Pain.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3063)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Career Recognition Program

The Career Recognition Program was designed to recognize women who have overcome challenges or had an exceptional achievement in their lives, careers or while volunteering.
Friday, November 21, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Oakwood All-Star – Julie R. Jenney

Our All-Star is a very special lady in the annals of the central New York legal community. Miss Jenney has quite a story to tell.
Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3419)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Are You Walking the Edge? Afraid of Failing?

Recently I viewed a Makers’ website slideshow and I found it to be impressive. Seven female entrepreneurs lifted up the big mistakes/failures that actually moved them forward to success. The slide-show title was termed Fail Fast meaning, admit mistakes quickly—no languishing; instead, move on and be proud that you tried and gave it your best.  But (and this is a big but), don’t let failure immobilize you or prevent you from moving forward, risking again, and walking the edge again. It is important to understand the learning power of failure.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014/Author: Claire Knowles/Number of views (2495)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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United Nations HeForShe Campaign

In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release#sthash.lZqpPJyo.dpuf
In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality.  The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release#sthash.lZqpPJyo.dpuf
Wednesday, September 24, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2745)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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