GIVING VOICE TO WOMEN AND GIRLS

APPLYING A GENDER LENS TO POLICY

To advocate simply means to give voice. The Women’s Fund advocates for women and girls through our policy goals of enhancing economic self-sufficiency for women, increasing leadership roles for women, improving life skills for girls, and eliminating gender norms. We communicate priority issues to the central Ohio community and strengthen our advocacy efforts by hosting events that mobilize the collective power of women and men to focus on social change.

By being proactive and using all our voices, we can create a future where every woman and family can be economically secure. We aim to strategically affect public policy issues, including

  • minimum wage
  • pay equity
  • paid leave
  • teen pregnancy prevention

STAY INFORMED AND TAKE A STAND ON LEGISLATURE

Learn how to stay in the loop, contact your legislator, and submit testimony on legislation so you can move off the sidelines and onto the front lines of social change. Download the script.

LEARN HOW A BILL BECOMES LAW IN OHIO

It all starts with an idea. This easy-to-follow infographic illustrates how a bill in Ohio makes its way through the Senate and the House of Representatives. Download the infographic.

STATE GOVERNMENT 101

Lame duck? Gerrymandering? Learn the basics of government vocab and join the movement in your community. Download the list.

ATTEND AN ADVOCACY IN ACTION WORKSHOP

This series of workshops arms you with the tools to channel your passion into advocacy. Learn more.