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Words of Women - Essay Contest
Words of Women

Declaration of Sentiments

WCA Declaration of Sentiments

 

In Dallas in 1994, women created

 a grass roots organization to address the

needs of women

 

Because then and today,

 

Women still suffer from discrimination;

 

Women comprise 1/2 the workforce and make only 77 cents on the dollar;

 

Women and their children makeup the majority of poor in the United States;

 

Women still lose jobs and children based upon actual or perceived sexual identity; are still victims of hate crimes;

 

Many older women have no adequate support systems: are neglected, ignored, and sometimes victimized.

 

Because women in nursing homes are isolated, ignored, and neglected;

 

Because women continue to be last hired, first fired;

 

Because our work and our needs are trivialized at best and ignored at worst;


Because women's history
, our story,  was thought not to be important and has not been recorded:

 

Because of all this and more

Our interests and our story must be in our own hands.

 

WCA providing opportunities

 Through programs, activities, and education

To support, empower, and inspire women

Read the original Women's Declaration of Sentiments from the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.