Center for Women Policy Studies

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The Center for Women Policy Studies "was founded in 1972 as the first feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA

"Our mission today is what it was then – to shape public policy to improve women’s lives and preserve women’s human rights.

"For more than three decades, the Center has brought the voices and needs of women and girls to major public policy debates on such issues as: equal credit opportunity, educational equity, violence against women and girls, welfare reform, work/family balancing and workplace diversity policies, reproductive rights and health, the women’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, access to health care for low income women, and much more." [1]

Jane Roberts Chapman and Margaret Gates (former NOW activists) obtained a $10,000 seed grant from one of Ralph Nader’s organizations in the early 1970s. The: “In March 1972, the two women used the money to found the Center for Women Policy Studies (CWPS). A few months later, they were beginning to home in on the credit issue when they heard that the Ford Foundation was interested in it as well. In December 1972, the Foundations gave CWPS $40,000 – its first grant to any feminist group – to study sex discrimination in credit.” [2]

People

Directors

Accessed September 2007: [3]

Policy Council 2007

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Research Advisory 2007

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Contact

Web: http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Welcome to the Center, Center for Women Policy Studies, accessed September 22, 2007.
  2. Flora Davis, Moving the mountain: The Women's Movement in America since 1960 (University of Illinois Press, 1999), p.149
  3. Board of Directors, Center for Women Policy Studies, accessed September 22, 2007.
  4. Policy Council, Center for Women Policy Studies, accessed September 22, 2007.
  5. Research Advisory, Center for Women Policy Studies, accessed September 22, 2007.