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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

www.statusofwomendata.org
2012 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

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Latest Reports from IWPR

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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Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Economic & Educational Status (Arabic Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 
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Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Economic & Educational Status (Arabic Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 
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Focus on Lebanon Topic Brief: Civic & Political Participation(Arabic Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 

The Female Face of Poverty and Economic Insecurity: The Impact of the Recession on Women in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh MSA
by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams (January 2010)

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Focus on Morocco Topic Brief: Project Overview and Respondent Demographics (French Translation)
by IWPR (January 2010)

 

Focus on Yemen: Opinions on Early Marriage and Gender Quotas
by IWPR & IFES (January 2010)

 

Black Girls in New York City: Untold Strength and Resilience
by Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. (February 2009)

Black Girls in New York City: Untold Strength and Resilience provides an often unseen portrait of the lives of Black girls living in the city of New York. The report offers an overview of literature as well as an analysis of original data collected through focus groups and written surveys. The findings uncover some of the specific challenges and daily struggles faced by girls of African descent, while also identifying their strengths, triumphs, and modes of survival. Ultimately, the report lays out a plan for how those issues, particular to the experiences of Black girls, can best be addressed through the concerted efforts of family, community, and policymakers, and through the self-determining work of these girls themselves.

 

The Economic Status of Women in New York State
by Erica Williams (May 2008)

The Economic Status of Women in New York State is essential reading for all of us who care about New York’s women. Using current government data, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research gives policymakers, advocates, scholars, and others a clear and comprehensive picture of the economic status of women in New York.

 

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (Executive Summary)
by Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. (April 2008)

 

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
by Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. (April 2008)

This report puts to paper the perspectives of women gathered through a series of semi-structured one-on-one and small group interviews with thirty-eight women in New Orleans and Slidell, Louisiana as well as in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. The women included in this study ranged in age from 19 to 66 and are of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, including Black, White, Creole, and Latina. Each woman contributed to their communities as volunteers, activists, community organizers, or professionals engaged in public service careers. Many, but not all, were involved with organizations that focused specifically on issues of concern to women. Each sought, in some way, not just to meet immediate needs in the communities where they work, but also to address the long-standing pre-Katrina structures of advantage and disadvantage that ultimately exacerbated the tragedy of the storm’s aftermath.

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Status of Girls in Minnesota
by Erica Williams, Casey Clevenger, Lynette Osborne (March 2008)

The Status of Girls in Minnesota represents a collaborative effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) to provide detailed information on the status of girls in Minnesota.

 

Status of Girls in Minnesota (Research Overview)
by Erica Williams, Casey Clevenger, Lynette Osborne (March 2008)

The Status of Girls in Minnesota draws on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Minnesota Student Survey Interagency Team, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and other sources to examine the economic, social, physical, and psychological well-being of girls in the state. Each section of the research overview introduces key issues and data related to girls in Minnesota, as well as a set of recommendations for policy change, program improvement, and advocacy efforts to improve the status of Minnesota’s girls.

 
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