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For Immediate Release:
December 02, 2016
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Johanna Cervone

Unleashing the Power of Women in Miami; First Miami-Dade County Status of Women and Girls Report Released

The first annual report on the status of women and girls in Miami-Dade County will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, December 6. The findings shed light on areas where women and girls are succeeding or struggling, including in education, health and safety and economic development. The report, authored by the FIU Metropolitan Center in conjunction with the Miami-Dade County Commission Auditor, comes as a result of legislation sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. In 2015, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

The ordinance requires a report to be produced each year providing a benchmark for measuring gender equity in the county. Once completed, the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women gives recommendations that are aimed at improving the status of women in our county.

“This report and the recommendations from the data collected have the potential to truly unleash the economic power of women in Miami-Dade County. After presenting the findings to the community, we will get to work on initiatives that will build greater prosperity for women and our county,” said Commissioner Levine Cava.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
Miami-Dade Commission for Women
Office of the Commission Auditor
Florida International University Metropolitan Center
Press conference announcing release of first annual report on the Status of Women and Girls in Miami-Dade County
December 06, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Stephen P. Clark Center, 2nd floor press room
111 NW 1 St
Miami, FL 33128