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Event Promotes Awareness of COVID-19 Impact on Women

(Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) starts the new legislative session with a public event examining how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts economic aspects of women’s lives, especially for women of color in our state. 

 


Event Promotes Awareness of COVID-19 Impact on VT Women

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) started the new legislative session with a public event examining how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts economic aspects of women’s lives, especially for women of color in our state. 

 


Kiah Morris and Kerin Durfee Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

(Montpelier, VT) – Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson has appointed Kiah Morris of Bennington and Kerin Durfee of Burlington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

 


Kiah Morris and Kerin Durfee Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson has appointed Kiah Morris of Bennington and Kerin Durfee of Burlington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

 


VCW Releases Updated Info Sheet on the Taxation of Menstrual Supplies

We've updated our info sheet to include up to date information about the movement to eliminate sales tax on menstrual supplies around the world and here in Vermont. Click to download the latest version of our Info Sheet on the Taxation of Menstrual Supplies.
 

 


The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change | New England Women's Policy Conference

The New England Women’s Policy Conference, “The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change” will be held virtually the mornings of December 2-4. This biennial conference is organized by the New England Women’s Policy Initiative, and hosted by UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, the Vermont Commission on Women, and women’s commissions, women’s funds, and other partners throughout New England.

 


Silent No More: The Hidden Voices behind Reproductive Justice

By Guest Blogger, former VCW intern Ana Cimino Burke

Advancing public policy grounded in equity and justice is a passion of Ana’s. She has taken this passion and using her infertility journey as a backdrop, penned this piece, using the keypad to hold space for folks who want to share their stories and list what support resources exist because affordable, safe, and quality fertility care IS an economic, racial, and reproductive justice issue.

 


Legislative Update

 


COVID-19, Women, Child Care & Education

By Kellie Campbell, Chair of the Vermont Commission on Women’s Education & Human Development Committee and Hannah Lane, Policy Analyst & Business Manager for the Vermont Commission on Women.

 


Foster Care in Vermont & Barre's New Clothing Closet

As families prepare for going back to school, remember the children and youth who are in foster care. While it's a hectic time for everyone, it can be particularly unsettling for children and youth who are not able to return to their birth or adoptive families.  The Department for Children and Families seeks Vermonters to step forward and offer foster, kin, or occasional respite care.