October 23, 2012

IRR News Report

Winter 2003

Women's Rights Committee Holds Brainstorming Session on Women's Issues

The Section's Committee on the Rights of Women held a brainstorming breakfast on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the ABA Offices in Washington, D. C. Committee co-chairs Julia Ernst and Kristen Galles convened the meeting of Section and committee members to discuss cutting-edge women's issues and strategize about projects for the next year and beyond.

A major portion of the discussion focused on the Section's planned celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Section will conduct a comprehensive review of the Act's past, present, and future impacts on the American legal landscape, beginning with a series of programs during the 2004 ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. An issue of the Section's award-winning Human Rights magazine and the release of a publication devoted to this issue also are planned.

As part of the initiative, the Committee on the Rights of Women plans to examine issues regarding women and employment. During the brainstorming session, participants discussed possible projects relating to low-income women and employment, childcare, equity in contraceptive coverage, and appearance discrimination. For more information on the work of the committee, contact the Section office at (tel.: 202/662-1030) or visit the Section's website at www.abanet.org/irr.