Photo of Beth Weckmueller, Executive Director of Enrollment Services at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & Women’s Fund Board member, at the Great Wall of China.
Last week at a meeting of the Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault I learned that sometimes women who are being abused are afraid to call the police because landlords will evict them. What’s behind this is an ordinance that fines landlords if too many nuisance calls are being reported from an address.
What is going on? The news seems obsessed. The blogs and news about the Smith Bill are never ending. Isn’t the term forcible rape redundant? Isn’t all rape forced?
This new year marks a big milestone for the Women’s Fund. 2011 is our 25th anniversary.
Sometimes I’m asked by white women what they can do to support women of color besides writing a check. We recently got some great advice from women of color involved in our Reproductive Justice project.
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Women & Girls: A Snapshot
In 2011, there was a 13.6% drop in Milwaukee’s teen birth rate—its lowest level in decades—to 35.7 births per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years old.