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Women's Issues Committee

 

 

Committee Members

Tancy C. Horn-Johnson, LCSW, Chair 

Amanda Knight, LMSW

Hilda Garcia, LCSW

Norma Villanueva, LCSW, ACSW, NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues Liaison

Marta Mercado-Sierra

 

  For additional information contact any committee member or visit us on Facebook.

 

 

Mission Statement

The Committee on Women’s Issues identifies and monitors legislation, policy and programs that significantly affect the health and well-being of Texas women.

 

 

Purpose

The Committee on Women’s Issues identifies and monitors legislation, policy and programs that significantly affect the health and well-being of Texas women.

 

 

 

Members, Terms, and Criteria

The Committee shall be comprised of 5 to 8 members in good standing. Each member voluntarily serves a 2 year term. Members may serve up to two consecutive terms. The Chair is appointed by the NASW/Texas Board President. The Committee shall meet at least once annually at the NASW/Texas state convention.
Specific Responsibilities

  • To inform membership of issues affecting health, welfare, and the economic life of Texas women.
  • To monitor legislation that affects the lives of Texas women.
  • To promote and encourage political action among social workers regarding issues that affect the lives of women throughout their lifespan.
  • To work with existing women’s organizations that address women’s issues.
  • To identify ways to eliminate sexist social work practices and policies and make recommendations to NASW/Texas Board of Directors and appropriate organizational units for action.

If you are interested in membership involvement please email Alex Huffman.

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

 

 

 

Women's Health

 

General Women’s Issues

 

Equality and Poverty Issues

 

Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women

 

Older Women

 

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