Advancing the Economic & Political Power of Women in the South
IWPR’s new The Status of Women in the South is the first report to provide a comprehensive portrait of the status of women, particularly the status of women of color, in the southern states, grading each state on six different topic areas related to women’s economic, political, health, and social status.
The report finds that closing the gender wage gap would reduce relatively high poverty rate for working women in the southern United States by more than half and add $155.4 billion per year to the South’s economy.
Bonus 50-state fact sheet! Equal pay would cut the poverty rate among all working women by more than half in 28 states. Find out how much equal pay would reduce poverty for working women and grow each state’s economy in, “The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State.”
The findings will be discussed at an event today in Atlanta, GA, “Advancing the Economic and Political Power of Women in the South.” View the agenda online and follow on Twitter using #StatusOfWomenSouth. The event will be recorded.
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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