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The Status of Women and Girls

About the Status of Women and Girls

IWPR’s “Status of Women” reports are a unique source of comprehensive information on women. IWPR has analyzed data on a wide range of indicators at the local, state, national, and international levels, including demographics, economic security, educational attainment, reproductive rights, political participation, civic engagement, and access to health care and work supports. To date, IWPR has released reports on each U.S. state and the District of Columbia, in addition to several city/area reports, and a series of reports and a toolkit on Women in the Middle East and North Africa. Each report offers policy recommendations shaped by the research findings for that state or city/area. Recent state-level reports include The Status of Women & Girls in Colorado, The Status of Women in North Carolina, The Status of Women & Girls in West Virginia, and the 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

 

Resources

2011 Status of Women Data
State and Local Reports

The Status of Women in Your County: A Community Research Tool

Status of Women in the States
Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa
Femstats: Women's Data Center (IWPR Data Bank)

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Latest Reports from IWPR

Focus on Yemen Topic Brief: Paid Work and Control of Earnings & Assets
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (December 2010)

 

2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area
by Barbara Gault, Ph.D. and Layla Moughari (September 2010)

(Produced by Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Urban Institute, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Trinity University, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital) In 2003, Washington Area Women’s Foundation released A Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area, with the goal of presenting a clear picture of the lives of women and girls in the region—the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and the City of Alexandria, Virginia—that could be used as a basis for action.

 

Women in New Orleans: Race, Poverty, and Hurricane Katrina
by Allison Suppan Helmuth and Jane M. Henrici, Ph.D. (August 2010)

IWPR analysis of American Community Survey (ACS) and U.S. Census Bureau data1 reveals that after Hurricane Katrina and the evacuation of New Orleans in August 2005, the city’s demographics have changed with respect to race and economic status among women.

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Project Overview and Respondent Demographics
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Civic and Political Participation
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Educational Attainment and Career Aspirations
by (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Freedom of Movement, Freedom from Harassment & Violence
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Health Care Access
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Paid Work and Control of Earnings & Assets
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Opinions on the Family Law and Gender Quotas
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Social Attitudes toward Women
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (May 2010)

 

Social and Economic Status of Latina Immigrants in Phoenix
by Frances Zlotnick (April 2010)

One in ten Arizona residents was born abroad and identifies as Latino or Latina. In Phoenix, this number is nearly one in eight. Nationally, Latino immigrant men slightly outnumber women (54 percent to 46 percent), but in Arizona and Phoenix, the proportions of men and women are approximately equal. Latino/a immigrants face a range of social and economic vulnerabilities that often disproportionately affect women.

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Social Attitudes Toward Women
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Women’s Freedom of Movement & Freedom from Harassment & Violence
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Economic & Educational Status
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Civic & Political Participation
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Attitudes Towards Policy Change
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 

Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Control of Financial Assets
by International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Institute for Women's Policy Research (February 2010)

 
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Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Social Attitudes toward Women (French Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 
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Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Freedom of Movement, Freedom from Harassment & Violence (French Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 
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