Status of Iowa Women Report, 2006

(2006) Status of Iowa Women Report, 2006. 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. As an advocacy agency, the Commission works to equalize women's opportunities and to promote full participation by women in the economic, political, and social life of the state. This is the tenth edition of the Status of Iowa Women Report. Many positive changes toward women's full participation in all aspects of society are evident in this edition: more women than ever are getting a post-secondary education and they have made significant inroads into some traditionally male-dominated work domains. Still, much remains to be done. The 2006 report also shows that girls, by and large, are not enrolling in upper-level high-school computer courses, a necessity for the 21st century; women's earnings lag behind men's; and women continue to be raped, beaten, and battered at staggering rates. Much work needs to be done at the community and state levels to address those and other challenges addressed in this publication.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Annual Report, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Women
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights > Discrimination
State government > State boards and commissions
ID Code: 6088
Deposited By: Lori SchraderBachar
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2008