But in 2011, there were 9,313 domestic violence related offenses in Miami-Dade County. And the average age of a minor girl sold for sex in the United States is 13. There is work to be done.

Just 17 percent of United States Senators are women, and only 16.8 percent of the House of Representatives. The Supreme Court has three women justices out of nine, and six women governors out of 50, or 12 percent. In state legislatures, 23.6 percent of elected representatives are female, and only nine percent of mayors are women in the 100 largest cities. There is work to be done.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created substantially important new steps forward for women’s health.  47 million women in the US now have access to guaranteed preventive health services, including mammograms, well-woman visits, HPV testing, counseling for sexually transmitted diseases and much more.  But we still have work to do. 

But women still only earn 77.5 cents for every dollar earned by men in comparable work. And 39% of single mothers live below the poverty level. There is work to be done.

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Apr 01

For a long time I believed that it only takes 21 days to form a habit. Haven’t you heard that? I had heard it, I had repeated it, and I believed it. Of course, because all information is at our fingertips, I looked it up this week...

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Mar 18
A Whole Lot of Women and a Few Good Men
By Jodie Knofsky
 
 "Investing in women and girls is not only the right thing to do. It's  also the smart thing to do."
 - Dr. Chelsea Clinton, March 16, 2015, 14th Annual...

About Us

The Women’s Fund is Miami-Dade’s only organization directing all our energy toward creating equal opportunity, access and influence for women and girls. Through research, collaboration, and grant-making we expose the issues, give voice to the silent majority, and pool our collective giving power to provide grassroots solutions. We are working to create a just and safe Miami-Dade, where power and possibility aren’t limited by gender.

We believe Miami-Dade can be a place where women need not fear violence at home. We know it can be a community where girls see a path out of poverty. We actively pursue and protect justice for women and girls in our county and our state, including our rights to reproductive freedom, healthcare and education. We know that by identifying, funding and mentoring best-in-class programs that build opportunities for women to lead, we make this vision real.

By doing this, we make our community a better place for everyone.