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Equal Employment Program protects each of us from discrimination in employment, promotion, training and other personnel actions regardless of race, color, religion, gender including sexual harassment, national origin, age, mental and/or physical disability, or reprisal (for participating in protected EEO activity).

Who is covered?

EEO is for EVERYONE (not solely for protected groups); it’s the LAW!

If you are New York National Guard technician or military personnel, applicant for technician or military employment, and feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM) office for assistance.

 Women’s History Month

(1 – 31 March 2018)

Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms
of Discrimination Against Women” 

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) announced the theme for National Women’s History Month 2018: “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:  Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women”.  The NWHP recognizes the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced, and continue to face, throughout American history and celebrates the diverse women who have fought, and continue to fight, discrimination at all level and in all forms.

Famous women’s rights activists:

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement.     Her tract “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” laid down a clear moral and practical  basis for extending human and political rights to women. Mary Wollstonecraft was a true  pioneer in the struggle for female suffrage.

Margaret Fuller (1810 – 1850)

Margaret Fuller was an American women’s rights advocate, associated with the Transcendentalist movement. Her book Women in the Nineteenth Century was influential in changing perceptions about men and women, and was one of the most important early Feminist works. She argued for equality and women being more self-dependent and less dependent on men.

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)

Born in Britain, Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in America and the first woman to be on the UK medical register. Blackwell helped to break down social barriers, enabling women to be accepted as doctors.

Betty Friedan (1921–2006)

American social activist and leading feminist figure of the 1960s. She wrote the best-selling book “The Feminine Mystique.” Friedan campaigned for an extension of female rights and an end to sexual discrimination

References:   http://www.nwhp.org/womens-history-month/theme/ 




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