Friday, March 28, 2008

Rep. Evans named to national honor roll for work on women's issues

Representative Cindy Evans has been named to the Center for Women Policy Studies' National Honor Roll of State Legislators in recognition of her commitment to women's human rights. More than 400 state legislators nationwide accepted the Center's invitation. Members of the National Honor Roll -- women and men --pledge to endorse the Center's, "Contract with Women of the USA."

"It's an honor for me to join with other legislators across the nation as we work to improve the economic status, health and well-being of women and girls in our states," Evans said. "While we have accomplished much, we must remember that many women still lack access to education, job training, health care, quality health care and work that pays a living wage."

The Contract's principles include:
Empowerment of Women; Sharing Family Responsibilities; Ending the Burden of Poverty; Affordable Heath Care; Sexual and Reproductive Rights; Workplace Rights; Educational Equity; Ending Violence Against Women; Protecting a Healthy Environment; Women as Peace Makers; Honor International Commitments and Ratify CEDAW; A Long-Term National Plan to Achieve Equality.
The Center's objective is to transform these principles into policies and laws that improve the lives of women.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Cindy--she joins several Hawaii women legislators in making this commitment to Women's Rights.