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Reports on the Status of Women


The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership
The White House Project is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that states its mission as “to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.” The organization has published a report on the status of women’s leadership in ten sectors: academia, business, film and television, journalism, law, military, nonprofit, politics, religion, and sports. The report is available in full in PDF. The organization website can be found at
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State Department/USUN Report to the White House Council on Women and Girls
Describes the State Department’s mission and goals for women’s and girls’ empowerment. Describes programs, cooperative efforts, and recommendations aimed at improving the scope and warranty of women’s rights including issues related to medical care, equality, and violence. Click here to learn more.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2010 Current Status and Future Goals Report
to the White House Council on Women and Girls

Provides an overview of the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to address the specific position women and girls in questions of security and crime. Click here to learn more.

Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Report on Women and Peacebuilding

“Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan” is a report on research conducted by faculty in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. It draws on information collected through more than 50 interviews to women leaders in activism, education, health professions, police and army, and politics both in Afghanistan and the United States. Click here to learn more.