You will find resources below that will provide information on the status of women and girls in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and the United States.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Adopts the Violence and Harassment Convention and Recommendation 2019, ILO, Geneva
The International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking Convention and Recommendation on ending violence and harassment in the world of work on June 21st at its International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva.
Article 6 of the convention, makes it very clear that the goal is to ensure the right to equality and non-discrimination in employment and occupation, for women workers, as well as for workers and other persons belonging to one or more vulnerable groups or groups in situations of vulnerability that are disproportionately affected by violence and harassment in the world of work.
The US voted for the convention, but not the recommendation which provides further guidance on the measures required under the convention. Also, voting as a member of the ILO for a convention is not the same as ratifying it. As with any treaty, ratification requires the support of two thirds of the US Senate and the President’s signature. But like with the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), cities, counties, and states across our nation can act locally. They can pass laws that adopt the articles and Recommendations to take steps to make our nation a place where we can all thrive.
Click here for a copy of the ILO Conference Recommendation 206 – June 2019 and UN ILO Convention Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
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What is the Gender Equity Commission?
The Gender Equity Commission (GEC) is responsible for identifying how discrimination manifests against women and girls, including trans women, in the City of Pittsburgh.
Working with the Executive Director, 15 Commissioners who are diverse local stakeholders will oversee analyses of existing gender inequity and make recommendations for overcoming barriers. The approach of the GEC is based on using disaggregated data to address intersectional gender discrimination, including identity, expression, sexuality, race and
ethnicity, diverse abilities, education, income, and other factors.
anupama (anu) jain is the inaugural Executive Director of
the GEC, which is located in the Bureau of Neighborhood
Empowerment within the Mayor’s Office.
Monthly Commission Meetings in 2018
Commission meetings take place from 2:30-4:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month in Room 902 of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, unless noted below.*
You must enter the building through the Ross St.-side elevators.
Mark your calendar for these 2018 meeting dates: 3/20, 4/17, 5/22*, 6/19
Contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commissioners as of February 1, 2018
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Pittsburgh CEDAW Ordinance Passed Dec 6, 2016
The Women and Girls Foundation, in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, has produced an in-depth report to explore the obstacles preventing more moms and kids from becoming economically secure.
Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
FISA Foundation, in partnership with the Heinz Endowments, commissioned Snapshot: Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to draw attention to alarming gender and racial disparities that Black girls in our region face.
Pittsburgh CEDAW Ordinance was introduced to City Council on October 25, 2016.
The Post Agenda (10:00 am) and Public Hearing (11:30 am) were held on November 15, 2015 Video for both of these events can be found at https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx . You will need to select the month “November” and scroll down to November 15, 2016, select the meeting, and then select “video” at the end of the row. Below are the rough timings for Speakers during the Post Agenda with names, titles, and their topics.
Pittsburgh for CEDAW Trifold Brochure:
Used through December 2018
2015 Pennsylvania Domestic Fatality Report
By the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Infant Mortality Rate Goes Down in Allegheny County, but Problems Persist by Jill Daly, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 29, 2016
Mayors Guide: Accelerating Gender Equality May 2016 by Its Time Network http://www.itstimenetwork.org/
And here’s a document I learned about when I met the author at this conference. She said she’s glad to be informed about Pittsburgh as another example, so I’m sure your work will be highlighted in future publications from the Columbia Law School program on Human Rights! (Showing that stuff is happening between the coasts!)
Human Rights Toolkit
This Human Rights Toolkit was prepared by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute for the International Rights Association of Official Human Rights Agencies. Under the auspices of the Human Rights Campaign at Home. Aug 2014
The Status of Women in the States 2015 report, published by Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)
This provides data on seven issue areas affecting women and girls. It also provides a website with an interactive map showing the grade and rank for each of the 50 states based on data for many variables including race, ethnicity and gender.
By state: http://statusofwomendata.org/