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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

The new Status of Women in the States website provides national and state-level data on women's progress in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States overall. The site is an interactive tool for leaders and the public to access information at the state level. Find grades and rankings for each state on Political Participation, Employment & Earnings, Work & Family, Poverty & Opportunity, Reproductive Rights, and Health & Well-Being, plus national and state-level data on Violence & Safety. The site is also the most accessible, comprehensive source of state-level data on women of color in the United States.

State and Local Reports (1996-present)
The Status of Women in Your County: A Community Research Tool

Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

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Latest Reports from IWPR

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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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.

 
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