Category Archives: CIVIL & LEGAL RIGHTS

VIEW Newsletter, April 21st

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.  Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Learn more about your legal rights and available resources in the Violence Against Women and Children chapter of our Legal Rights of Women in Vermont handbook. * **SAVE THE DATE for the New England… Read more »

VCW Newsletter, April 6th

April 12th is Equal Pay Day!  Throughout the U.S., women’s organizations observe Equal Pay Day each April, symbolizing how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year, due to the gender wage gap.   In Vermont, median annual income for women working FT year-round is $37,000. … Read more »

VCW Newsletter, March 25th

Thanks to all who attended the standing room only women’s history month event last night at the Green Mountain Club! The pairing of Reidun Nuquist’s archival photos and stories brought to life the lives of women who hiked, built and now maintain the Long Trail.  Very special thanks Vermont Historical Society, our history month event collaborative partner for many years, and to… Read more »

VCW Newsletter, March 11th

1st Women "Though" Hikers of Long Trail

Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail, Women’s History Month Event March 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Join the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Commission for Women to celebrate Women’s History Month. Reidun Nuquist is the speaker for the evening, a longtime member of the Green Mountain Club who writes frequently on the… Read more »

VCW’s Newsletter, February 17th

Save the Date!  Vermont Women’s Fund Benefit: Together We Can Change the Story for Women in Vermont will be held Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the University of Vermont, Davis Center, in Burlington. * A huge thanks to those of you who shared stories with us for testimony on H.808 Pregnancy Accommodations bill.  If you’ve not… Read more »

Have you worked during a pregnancy in Vermont? Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) seeks stories from women who needed work accommodations while pregnant, things like: extra bathroom breaks; access to a water bottle; a stool to sit on (for jobs like cashier); temporary relief from heavy lifting duties; or time away from work for prenatal appointments.  We’re particularly interested in… Read more »

VCW’s Newsletter, January 15th

cover page of report

Change the Story VT Releases NEW Brief: Women, Work and Wages in Vermont Change The Story VT (CTS), a multi-year initiative fueled by the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women, has released the first of a series of briefs called “Women, Work and Wages in Vermont”. Much of this data is not regularly… Read more »

VCW’s Newsletter, December 23rd

“We have over 40 percent women in the state Legislature, but we’ve never sent a woman to Washington, so we’ve still got work to do,” – VCW’s own Cary Brown in Pew Charitable Trusts article Stalled Progress for Women in State Legislatures. * Read this Vermont Woman article about this fall’s Vermont Women’s Economic Security Summit VCW co-hosted with the… Read more »

VCW’s Newsletter, December 8th

Children at play in daycare setting

Paid Sick Days Coalition’s Public Talks with Lawmakers Wednesday, December 16th at 5:00 pm at Red Hen Bakery, 961 US-2, Middlesex with Hosts Randy George and Eliza Cain, and Washington County Legislators Business leaders and workers across the state want to show their support for the Healthy Workplaces Bill – H.187. The Paid Sick Days Coalition has invited local legislators… Read more »

VCW’s Latest Newsletter: Celebrating Advancements in Rights and Opportunities for Women in 2015

VCW's latest VIEW Newsletter Message.

VCW (Vermont Commission on Women) celebrates this year’s advancements in rights and opportunities for women with Advisory Council member, the American Association of University Women: STATE EQUAL PAY LAWS: This year California passed the nation’s strongest statewide equal pay law, providing more legal tools for employees and ensuring stronger salary transparency rules. New York passed a package of five bills that take on… Read more »