The Council will focus on the following areas during its first year:
- Improving women’s economic security by ensuring that each of the agencies is working to directly improve the economic status of women.
- Working with each agency to ensure that the administration evaluates and develops policies that establish a balance between work and family.
- Working hand-in-hand with the Vice President, the Justice Department’s Office of Violence against Women and other government officials to find new ways to prevent violence against women, at home and abroad.
- Finally, the critical work of the Council will be to help build healthy families and improve women’s health care.
We are glad women’s issues will be discussed by the Council on a regular basis. Discussion is the first step to advancing positive change. We look forward to working with the Council to turn its discussion into real economic improvements for women and their families.