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2015 Report on Status of Women & Girls in Maine

May 21, 2015

Maine's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has released their 2015 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Maine online, in PDF form, accessible from the link at the bottom of the story.

From the commision's homeapge :

"Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to present its 2015 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Maine.

The nonpartisan Commission was established in Maine statute in 2010 and charged with advising the state’s policy makers on issues that are relevant to the state’s female population. Our members hail from many different backgrounds and represent a variety of perspectives.

This report, our second, reflects our collaborative effort to analyze available data surrounding five policy dimensions (education; economic security; health; safety & wellbeing; and leadership & public life), as well as an analysis of direct input from Maine women and girls. Together, this information has formed the basis for our policy recommendations, which you will find at the beginning of our report.

The Commission looks forward to serving as a resource for Maine lawmakers, communities, businesses and residents in the important work we all do to move Maine forward. We strive to improve the wellbeing of Maine women and girls—and by extension, all Mainers.

We look forward to future editions of this report and welcome comments and questions" as we seek to improve and expand upon this work.

Read the full report here