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The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy analysis, research and advocacy institution.

Our mission today is what it was then — to shape public policy to improve women’s lives.

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Our Programs
Women's Health
Women & Poverty
US Foreign Policy & Its Impact on Women
Women Engaging Globally
Post Election Action Convening on US Foreign Policy
"No More Business as Usual"
The Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers on Women and Girls with Disabilities

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Contract with Women of the USA®

The Contract sets out 12 key principles for women’s human rights.  The Center works with elected officials in all 50 states to bring its promises home to women and girls in the USA.

Click here to learn more the new Report about the Contract with Women of the USA®!

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US Policy Advocacy to Combat Trafficking (US PACT)

The Center’s leadership enables state legislators throughout the United States to craft state anti-trafficking laws and policies.

   The US PACT Clearinghouse includes:

Read the Center's 2012 State Anti-Trafficking Laws Fact Sheet.

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Statement on the Importance of Postsecondary Education for Low Income Women

Read the Statement and Endorse it here!

The Center Announces 2012 Post Election Action Convening

Read the Newsletter here!

Statement on Human Trafficking as a Women's Human Rights Crisis from Caribbean Parliamentarians/Ministers

Read the Statement here!

"Fighting for Our Lives" - US and Global Leadership on Women and HIV/AIDS Policy

Read the Center's Policy Resolution on Women and HIV/AIDS with the final list of endorsement!

Join the NEW Global Honor Roll of Leaders for Women’s Human Rights!

Click here to learn more or become a member now!


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