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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 022. November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1349.

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. (November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977). National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 022. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1349

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Title National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference
Creator
  • National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Publisher National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Date November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
  • Washington, D. C.
Genre
  • pamphlets
Type
  • Text
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 022
Transcript But institutionalized bias based on race, language, culture and/or ethnic origin or governance of territories or localities has led to the additional oppression and exclusion of minority women and to the conditions of poverty from which they disproportionately suffer. Therefore, every level of government action should recognize and remedy this double-discrimination and ensure the right of each individual to self-determination. Legislation, the enforcement of existing laws and all levels of government action should be directed especially toward such problem areas as involuntary sterilization; monolingual education and services; high infant and maternal mortality rates; bias toward minority women's children, confinement to low level jobs; confinement to poor, ghettoized housing; culturally biased educational, psychological and employment testing (for instance, civil service); failure to enforce affirmative action and special admission programs; combined sex and race bias in insurance; and failure to gather statistical data based on both sex and race so that the needs and conditions of minority women may be accurately understood. Minority women also suffer from government failure to recognize and remedy problems of our racial and cultural groups. For instance: AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE WOMEN: — American Indian/Alaskan Native women have a relationship to Earth Mother and the Great Spirit as well as a heritage based on the sovereignty of Indian peoples. The Federal government should guarantee tribal rights, tribal sovereignty, honor existing treaties and Congressional acts, protect hunting, fishing, and whaling rights, protect trust status, and permanently remove the threat of termination. Congress should extend the Indian Education Act of 1972, maintain base funding of education instead of replacing it with supplemental funding, provide adequate care through the Indian Health Service, forbid the systematic removal of children from their families and communities, and assure full participation in all Federally- funded programs. * 20 ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN WOMEN: — Asian/Pacific American Women are wrongly thought to be part of a "model minority" with few problems. This obscures our vulnerability due to language and culture barriers, sweatshop work conditions with high health hazards, the particular problems of
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