Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fixing the Broken Family Court System

As the Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), Kathleen Russell channels 18 years of expertise in grassroots organizing to protect mothers and children affected by the nation’s dysfunctional family court system.  According to CJE, the basic right of mothers and fathers to parent and protect their children from harm is regularly violated [...]

AARP Scholarships for Women 40 Years and Older

Research shows that as women grow older, they’re more likely than men to live in poverty. One reason for that is the persistent wage gap between women and men. Women younger than 35 years old who work full time earn about 90 percent of what their male counterparts earn. But the gap increases for older [...]

Surina Joins Women’s Health Policy Council

We are very excited to announce that our Vice President of Programs Surina Khan was appointed to the Women’s Health Policy Council (WHPC) of Los Angeles County. While WHPC works directly with the Office of Women’s Health in Los Angeles (OWH) to improve health policies, programs and services offered to all women in Los Angeles, [...]

Training the Next Generation of Women Advocates

Each year, 15 young women graduate from the Female Leadership Academy (FLA) program of ACT for Women and Girls in Visalia, which started in 2003 during a Women’s Foundation of California event. The Female Leadership Academy (FLA) brings together a diverse group of young women activists who are leading efforts to improve their communities. Participants [...]


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