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Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.

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What did the Capitol do for women this year?

"Since women make up nearly three-quarters of the low-wage labor force, they were disproportionately affected by the governor's veto of the minimum wage increase. ... A single parent with one child would have to work more than 100 hours a week at minimum wage in order to meet basic needs." - Kris Jacobs, JOBS NOW Coalition

Coming home

Minnesota female veterans face unique challenges Chante Wolf…

Chingwell’s Mutombu’s global village

"I cannot change the world, but I can start with one person, knowing that it will grow. The ripple effects can be huge."

Big dreams

Single with kids, student mothers beat the odds

Invested

One of the biggest differences between men and women? The way we invest—or don’t invest—our money.

2007 Changemaker: Connie Perpich & Planned Parenthood

Reproductive justice: increasing low-income women's access to contraception

2007 Changemaker: TADA!

Teens Against Dating Abuse spread the message about dating abuse to ‘tween girls

2007 Changemaker: Vednita Carter & Breaking Free

Working with police to hold johns accountable

2007 Changemaker: Julie Hellwich

Julie Hellwich and her Smart Women™ creations are making social change through business.

2007 Changemaker: Sheila Wellstone Institute

The most important thing you can do is to make sure legislators and candidates will support sexual assault funding.

2007 Changemaker: Pakou Hang

"We will never win if we don't run. We have to try."

A home of her own

Women buyers are changing the face of home ownership