Women’s Issues

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President Obama’s Budget Highlights Importance of Child Care

Proposal would add 1.1 million children to Child Care and Development Fund by 2015.

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President’s FY 2016 Budget for Head Start

Proposed budget increases Head Start, Early Head Start, EHS-Child Care Partnerships and cost of living for all programs.

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Evaluating Home Visiting Programs

New report builds the foundation for understanding implementation and impacts.

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Four Ways the ACA Helps Working Women

For many working women, pregnancy and childbirth present unique challenges. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act includes provisions that ensure women get the support they need during this time.

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FY 2016 Budget Emphasizes Importance of High Quality Early Learning and Supporting Young Parents

President Obama: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”

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Top 10 Highlights from National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

ACF recognizes the importance of working with diverse communities and constituents to respond to human trafficking with a comprehensive approach.

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

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No One Should Be for Sale

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is insidious, widespread and profitable — and affects more than 20 million men, women and children around the world.

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Ending Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Job

Human trafficking can be hidden in plain sight.  Victims may not realize they are being targeted by traffickers until it is too late.

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Early Childhood Advocate Ready to Implement Law to Increase the Supply of Infant Toddler Quality Care

Meet Rachel Schumacher, new director of the Office of Child Care

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