Dear Members, Supporters, and Partners of OWL:
It is with a heavy heart that the OWL Board of Directors shares this news with you. After much consideration and deliberation, the Board has unanimously decided to wind down operations of OWL National after 37 years.
Posted by Margaret Huyck on 02/19 at 06:57 PM
Miami-Dade Commissioners Pass United Nations Convention to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
On September 1st, 2015 the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in support of an ordinance presented by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, former OWL board Vice-President, to implement the United Nations Convention to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The new ordinance adopts the spirit and underlying principles of the international treaty. CEDAW was adopted by the UN in 1979 but has never been ratified by the United States. Miami Dade is the first county to pass the ordinance and joins other “Cities for CEDAW” nationwide. Originally sponsored solely by Commissioner Levine Cava, the ordinance picked up an additional seven sponsors, over half of the Board.
Posted by Bobbie Brinegar on 04/28 at 09:45 AM
“Deeds Not Words”
Activist Alice Paul is Recognized as President Obama Designates National Monument Honoring Women’s Equality
Alice Paul, women’s rights activist and founder of the National Woman’s Party, had a motto: “Deeds not words.” On the path to achieving equality in society, it is, more than anything, our actions that demonstrate our commitment and bring about lasting change.
President Obama took such action today when he designated the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum as a national monument.
The House, on Washington’s Capitol Hill, is the headquarters of the National Woman’s Party, whose courageous activism was key to the passage of the 19th amendment and to the 20th century women’s rights movement.
It’s a National Historic Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places, and a designee of the Save America’s Treasures program.
Now, thanks to the strong support of hundreds of community members and officials — including Senator Barbara Mikulski, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis — this American treasure has been saved.
Read the full Huffington Post blog here.
Posted by Deborah Akel on 04/12 at 10:38 PM