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October 19, 2015 - CJJP Receives Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Implementation Grant

August 11, 2015 - Iowa Youth to Serve on State Advisory Council

June 25, 2015 - Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees Announced

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An Asian and Pacific Islander Perspective on Voter ID

Last week you may have read in the March 30th, 2017 'Let's Talk Human Rights!' blog piece from Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate (SOS). In the article, Secretary Pate references his goal to modernize Iowa's election system. In addition to technological updates such as increased use of electronic poll books, SOS proposed changes include... read more

Please join us for the API Commission meeting, Sept 10, 9:30 am to noon

Pond View Room, West Des Moines Public Library

4000 Mills Civic Parkway

For Kim Cheeks, none of this is “work” – it is who she is.   

The African American Museum of Iowa will honor Cheeks with its Trailblazer Award at the 2016 History Makers Gala on September 15 in Cedar Rapids.  For more information about the event visit read more

The Iowa Department of Human Rights, in partnership with the Iowa AmericCorps 4-H Outreach Program, has two open positions available for youth programs coordinator.  Click the links below to view job description.  

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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