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The Iowa Department of Human Rights' Office on the Status of Women (Iowa Commission on the Status of Women) proudly accepted a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Commissions for Women in late July for its collaborative work during Pay Equity Week in 2016 with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the U.S. Department of Labor's... read more

The Iowa Department of Human Rights and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) are excited to announce four remarkable women to be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame honorees are:

Grace Amemiya (Ames)—Nurse, Advocate for Peace and JusticeAngela Connolly (Des Moines)—Polk County Supervisor, Central Iowa LeaderDr. Michele Devlin (Cedar Falls)—... read more
2016 Equal Pay Week

On April 11th, 2016, the Office on the Status of Women, in collaboration with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau, held a panel discussion to build awareness on wage inequality in Iowa. Panelists were Maxine Lampe of AAUW, Phyllis Peters of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Zachary Florent of the U.S... read more

Join the Iowa Department of Human Rights Office on the Status of women and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Grand View and the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau for a panel discussion on "Closing the Wage Gap: What Can We Do in Iowa?" on Monday, April 11th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Grand View University (Student Center - Speed Lyceum), 1200 Grandview Ave in Des... read more

The Office on the Status of Women, an office within the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Community Advocacy and Services division, advocates for and leads collaborative efforts that champion the success and well-being of women and girls in Iowa. The office’s vision is to empower Iowa women and girls to achieve their full potential.

The office is supported by a small staff and has... read more

The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) recently released its 2016-2019 strategic plan setting the following goals and strategies for the ICSW:

Goal #1: Iowa has a statewide coordinated effort to advocate for the... read more

Ruby L. Sutton, 2010 inductee into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame and long-time civil rights activist, died in Dubuque surrounded by family at the age of 82 on September 17th. From the Office on the Status of Women, we would like to send our thoughts out to her many friends and family and to thank Ruby for all that she has done for human rights in Iowa. Rest in... read more

Monday, September 7th, marks the day when the U.S. will celebrate laborers all over the country - from those working in factories, mines, and business and industry to nurses, teachers, and government workers. One of the most well-known icons of the labor and feminist movement is Rosie the Riveter, a World War II image made famous by both J. Howard Miller and Norman Rockwell. As we prepare to... read more

The Office on the Status of Women, Drake Law Women, and the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys are proud to release the 11th edition of Iowa Women and the Law. For a copy of the publication, please click here.

The 2015 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22nd at the State Historical Building (auditorium) in Des Moines, Iowa. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will be followed by a free reception in the atrium of the State Historical Building. To RSVP for the... read more

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