News and Resources
Day of the Girl
10/08/2012 In December 2011 the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the "International Day of the Girl Child." United Methodist Women encourages members to participate in the inaugural Day of the Girl this October 11 to help better the lives of girls around the world.
Electing Candidates Committed to Positively Transforming the Lives of Women, Girls and Families
08/28/2012 We come to you this month with a different format for our Action Alert in preparation for this year’s elections. We have provided a “2012 Candidate Checklist: A Questionnaire for Candidates Seeking Election” for you to use while following this year’s election. We hope you will use the Checklist as a tool to assess whether a candidate’s positions reflect your values.
Suppression of Voting Rights: A Threat to Democracy
07/30/2012 State laws requiring voter identification unfairly impact the ability of women, minority groups, older adults and younger adults to vote in the coming election.
Women's Legislative Priorities
06/29/2012 While women are vastly outnumbered in Congress, they can play a significant role in adopting legislation to forward women’s interests.
Woman Power: Election 2012
06/12/2012 In the 2012 presidential election, the role of women and women’s rights will be hotly contested. Stances on the crucial issues of women’s reproductive rights will continue to be battled across party lines and take up large portions of the media’s attention, while both candidates resoundingly declare themselves the champion of America’s women.
The 2013 Federal Budget: A Presidential Proposal
04/05/2012 President Barack Obama's federal budget proposal requests $3.8 trillion in spending on infrastructure, education and manufacturing while raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting funding to most other domestic agencies and the Department of Defense.
Act to Make Women Safe Now
02/22/2012 The Violence Against Women Act supports cost-saving measures for effective response to crimes of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and dating violence.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: How Many Modern Day Slaves are Supporting You?
01/09/2012 Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug trade. Financial bondage and violent intimidation are mechanisms used by traffickers to enslave women and children.
Women, War and Peace: Three Women Win the Nobel Prize for Peace
12/21/2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa and she ushered in peace after a 14-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee founded Women, Peace and Security Network Africa, and is known for organizing a women’s peace protest that included a “sex strike” until hostilities ended. Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist known as the “Mother of Revolution,” lived in a tent in a protest camp in Yemen and founded Women Journalist Without Chains.
Intercept the Traffickers 2012
12/05/2011 Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, join United Methodist Women Human Trafficking Team members in our Intercept the Traffickers campaign.