Working Woman Report News Brief (3/28/14)

THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, HAS DEVELOPED A NEW INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: THE PROGRAM WILL ALLOW VICTIMS IN URGENT SITUATIONS TO ACCESS LIFE-SAVING SERVICES BY PROVIDING SHORT-TERM EMERGENCY GRANTS TO COVER MEDICAL CARE, EMERGENCY SHELTER AND LEGAL HELP. OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO WORK WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE TRAINING TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN ARE PROTECTED.

VIRGIN AIRLINES, WILL HOST A SPECIAL RED CARPET SEND-OFF FOR FIVE ORIGINAL “ROSIE THE RIVETERS” FROM THE BAY AREA WHO ARE FLYING TO MEET VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AT THE WHITE HOUSE. “ROSIE” PHYLLIS GOULD RECEIVED A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT ON VETERAN’S DAY. THE ROSIE THE RIVETER ICON REPRESENTS THE AMERICAN WOMEN WHO WORKED IN FACTORIES THAT PRODUCED WAR SUPPLIES DURING WORLD WAR II, REPLACING MALE WORKERS WHO WERE CALLED INTO SERVICE. DURING THE WAR, THE BAY AREA “ROSIES” WORKED AS ELECTRICIANS, JOURNEYMAN WELDERS AND DRAFTSMEN. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE www.workingwomanreport.com

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