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  Visit our calendar of  events for women and girls around the State of Ohio on business, education, entertainmant, equality, health, political, and spirituality.    

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The state of Ohio needs more women on their boards and commissions.  View to find out information on the boards/commissions, why women are needed and how to apply.

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Women need to network and move forward together.  For a list of women and girl organizations found in Ohio look here.  Groups include sports, spirituality, equality, health, and entertainment.

 

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Equal Rights Amendment (complete text)

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification

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OWI Begins

Violence at Home & Workplace

Sexual Violence: According to the World Health Organization, between 12 percent and 25 percent of women around the world have experienced sexual violence at some time in their lives. In the United States, data compiled by the National Victim Center in 1995 indicate that over 700,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted annually. The laws of many countries around the world, such as India, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, have explicit exemptions for marital rape. Additionally, laws in countries such as Uruguay and Ethiopia allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims. Further, armed conflict situations and civil wars in approximately 100 countries around the world have seen the increasing use of rape as a weapon of warfare.  Women civilians and refugees, specifically targeted by armed forces, are subject to mass rape, forced pregnancy, and sexual slavery.

Resources on violence against women can be found at http://www.feminist.com/resources/

 Take the opportunity to visit The National Women’s History Project at http://www.nwhp.org/news/equalityday.php for more information.

For a suffrage music video: Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYQhRCs9IHM

OHIO WOMEN INC. (OWI) MISSION

OWI  was founded in 1977 to bring women together to foster cooperation and collaboration to improve the lives of women and girls in Ohio.  OWI has promoted equality for Ohio women, recognized women leaders making a difference, and created resources to foster equal opportunity. The purpose of the OWI site looking to help women and girls in numerous ways.

  •  A list of women’s organizations in Ohio will increase networking opportunities.  Besides designating one page for the total collection of organizations, we have divided them into categories: health, sports, employment, spiritual, advocacy/political, ending violence education, and entertainment.  Certain organizations are listed in more than one category.
  • A calendar of events concerning women’s and girl’s events is also provided on the site in order to foster the communication and involvement of all Ohio women and girls. OWI provides you with the date, location, organizers, cost and more information provided by the organizations.
  • OWI invites you to also view the history of Ohio Women’s, Inc. in order to learn more about our organization and how it has developed its mission for women and girls throughout the years.
  • Information on joining state boards and commissions focuses on gaining equality in Ohio’s government click web page.
  • Finally, the Janet Orrtung-Morrow Fund is an organization that offers grants to women and girls in Ohio.  In the future, look for the web pages that will explain more about  Dr. Orrtung-Morrow and her fund.

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