Link here for press coverage from yesterday’s event celebrating Women’s Equality Day. VCW extends thanks to partners Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition and Main Street Alliance – Vermont.
August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – an important milestone in women’s equality. The significance of this victory cannot be understated, as the movement for women’s suffrage was a nonviolent and long-lasting civil rights effort. Today, women have the right to vote, yet they still face many issues… Read more »
Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) and Main Street Alliance of Vermont will host a series of free community forums across the state this fall focusing on long-term paid family and medical leave. These forums examine the possibility of developing and implementing a state-run Temporary Disability and Caregiver Insurance (TDCI) Program in our state as a funding mechanism for leave. Participants will… Read more »
Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Colin Ryan of Burlington to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Established in 1964, VCW is a non-partisan state government commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-five organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. Commissioners serve four-year terms and… Read more »