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.

Yet in 2012, one constitutional amendment threatened to limit Florida's participation in federal healthcare reform, which created long overdue healthcare access for women. The Healthcare Reform Act gave 47 million access to guaranteed preventative women's health services yet in Florida the State elected not to participate in many of the expansion componenets of the Act. There is work to be done.

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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Feb 16

Women and children.

As an OB/GYN, I have the privilege of serving them in my practice. I welcome new life into the world. The thrill of hearing that first cry never grows old....

Feb 13

The improving economy is increasing the pay gap between men and women in Florida, economists say. Women who worked full time in 2013 took home 83.2 percent of what men in the state earn, according to the most recent data, released...

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.