Women’s Issues

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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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Expanding Access to High Quality Child Care for Low-Income Families

A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make.

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Bringing H.E.A.R.T. to the Office of Family Assistance

This December, the Office of Family Assistance welcomed a new director, Nisha Patel.

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ACF Anti-Trafficking Initiatives: 2014 Year in Review

From increased grant funding and identification of human trafficking cases to strengthened partnerships and health care response, much was accomplished this past year.

Photo of Elena Miller-TerKuile, age 27, from La Jara, Colorado, on her farm.

Elena’s #GetCovered Story: Pursuing Her Dream to Farm

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Elena was able to continue her dream to farm with her father and afford health insurance.

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