The Status of Women and Girls in West Virginia
About This Report
The Status of Women and Girls in West Virginia is a collaborative effort by policymakers, academics, citizens, and activists who are committed to the advancement of women and girls in the state. The goal of this report is to measure and analyze the social, economic, and health status of women and girls in West Virginia. The data and information contained in this document provide an extremely useful resource to inform policymakers and to make recommendations that will improve the lives of women, children, families, and communities in West Virginia.
Since 1996, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research has produced reports on the status of women and girls in states and localities throughout the United States. Status of Women reports have been written for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and have been used throughout the country to highlight women’s progress and the obstacles they continue to face and to encourage policy and programmatic changes that can improve women’s opportunities. Created in partnership with local advisory committees, the reports have helped state and local partners achieve multiple goals, including educating the public on issues related to women’s and girls’ well-being, informing policies and programs, making the case for establishing commissions for women, helping philanthropists establish investment priorities, and inspiring community efforts to strengthen economic growth by improving women’s status. For more information on the Status of Women in the States, visit our project page.