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Women and Girls Initiative

Since 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to assure that our nation has clean water, clean air and land; providing a safe and healthy foundation for home, work and play. For nearly 40 years, EPA has been the champion for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Administrator Lisa Jackson has committed herself and the Agency to identify and address the environmental challenges of today and the challenges that we see on the horizon. Adhering to three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency, EPA will assure that all Americans have a voice in environmental issues and that each voice has the opportunity to articulate unique concerns and/or solutions. As directed by President Obama, EPA will take into account the needs of women and girls in the policies we draft, the programs we create and the legislation that we support.

EPA Report on Women and Girls (PDF) (15pp, 131K, About PDF)

EPA Resources for Women and Girls

In the Community

Women and the Environment
Children's Health Protections
Community Services


Domestic Indicators of Children's Environmental Health
Children's Health Protection

Celebration and Recognition

Women's History
Women in the Environment

In the Workforce

Quality of Life Tool Kit
Establishing a Balance between work and family
Report: Women Still underrepresented in Federal Workforce
Career Development
Celebrations and Recognitions

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson with women. Jack and Jill National Legislative Summit

Jack and Jill National Legislative Summit

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