The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy has released comprehensive report about the State of Women and Girls in Santa Clara County. The document indicates how women and girls are faring in four crucial policy areas: education, the economy, violence and crime, and health.
“Women and girls are half of the population of Santa Clara County and ignoring their most pressing needs to thrive is a mistake we cannot afford to make,” said President George Shirakawa, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors after today’s presentation. “This report is a guideline for policy makers, community leaders and everyone who is ready to transform these challenges into opportunities for the benefit of our entire community.”
The State of Women and Girls in Santa Clara County is the result of an effort from the County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy, which in the fall of 2011 convened an Advisory Board comprised of thirty-two stakeholders representing a cross-section of disciplines. The Advisory Board selected indicators, reviewed data, prioritized indicators for action, and identified strategies that have the greatest potential to improve the status of women.