Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, 2004

(2004) Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, 2004. Human Rights, Department of


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The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) is a state agency that seeks to assure equality for Iowa women. The ICSW advocates for Iowa women, working to equalize women's opportunities and to promote full participation by women in the economic, political, and social life of the state. Established in 1972 by the Iowa Legislature, the ICSW is a division of the Department of Human Rights. The ICSW is composed of nine citizens appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Iowa Senate. Two members of the Senate, two members of the Iowa House of Representatives, and the director of the Department of Human Rights serve ex officio. The ICSW represents the interests of women in a number of areas including pensions, elder care, sexual harassment, welfare, insurance, divorce, nontraditional jobs, displaced homemakers, pay equity, housing, domestic violence, sexual assault, education, and credit.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, ICSW
Subjects: State government
State government > State boards and commissions
ID Code: 45652
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2023 18:43
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 18:43