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Other Federal Agency Resources

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade — Office of Women in Development

Provides technical assistance to USAID missions and develops approaches to new and emerging issues; sponsors projects on education, economic growth, trafficking, and violence against women that promote women's development.


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Women, Infants and Children Program

Provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.


U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Investigates complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices.


U.S. Department of Education

Women's Educational Equity Act Equity Resource Center

Supports and brings additional resources to efforts to improve the education of girls and women in the United States .


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Administers, investigates and enforces Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay and disability .


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Office of Women’s Health (OWH)

Serves as a champion for women's health both within and outside the agency. Works to correct gender disparities in drug, device, and biologics testing and regulation policy; monitors progress of priority women's health initiatives; and partners with government and consumer groups, health advocates, professional organizations, and industry to promote women's health.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Secretary — Office of Global Health Affairs

Coordinates Department's participation in meetings on women's issues sponsored by the U.N. and other international organizations.

National Institutes of Health — Office of Research on Women's Health

Serves as a federal focal point for women's health research, promotes and supports efforts to improve women's health through biomedical and behavioral research; works to develop opportunities for women in biomedical careers.

Office on Women’s Health

Provides leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches. The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.


U.S. Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

Provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women .

Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force (TPWETF)

(TPWETF) was established to provide a coordinated, government-wide effort to prevent trafficking in persons and worker exploitation throughout the United States. The Task Force is co-chaired by the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, and by the Solicitor of the Department of Labor, and includes other federal agencies that encounter worker issues.

Civil Rights—Criminal Section

Has the primary enforcement responsibility for the involuntary servitude and peonage statutes. It works closely with the FBI, U.S. Attorneys Offices, and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section to investigate and prosecute cases of trafficking in persons and worker exploitation. The Civil Rights Division also funds and staffs the national complaint line for reporting trafficking crimes.

Office for Victims of Crime

Offers victim support, protection services, prosecutorial and law enforcement strategies, and education resources to trafficking victims and victim service providers. OVC also offers funding to provide direct services to victims of trafficking under programs like the Trafficking Victims Protection Act Grant Program .


U.S. Department of Labor

Women’s Bureau

Serves as a public policy advocate for working women t o improve their status, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Office of Women's Business Ownership

Promotes women-owned businesses through business training and technical assistance and provides access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.


U.S. Department of State

Office of International Women’s Issues

Serves as the Department's coordinating body for all foreign policy issues related to the political, economic, and social advancement of women in democracy worldwide. Recognizing that the full and equal participation of women in the political, economic, and social spheres of society is a key ingredient for democratic development, the mandate of this Office is to mobilize concrete support for greater women's empowerment, promote greater awareness of gender-based violence and discrimination, and to ensure that women's human rights are considered along with, not segregated from, other human rights in the development of U.S. foreign policy.

International Organization Affairs Bureau — Office of Social and Humanitarian Affairs

Coordinates U.S. participation in U.N. bodies that deal with human rights, humanitarian relief and refugees, women's issues, and trafficking in persons.

Global Affairs — Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Coordinates international anti-trafficking efforts across the U.S. government and publishes the Trafficking in Persons Report.

Legal Adviser-Office of Human Rights and Refugees and Office of Law Enforcement and Intelligence

One of the offices under the Legal Adviser that are involved with issues affecting women.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Center for Women Veterans

Ensures that women veterans have access to VA benefits and services; programs are responsive to gender-specific needs, outreach performed to improve awareness of services, benefits, and eligibility criteria, and women veterans are treated with dignity and respect.


U.S. Department of the Treasury

Commission on Financial Literacy and Education ( is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.”

Internal Revenue Service

Employee Plans Customer Education and Outreach

Provides the public with information and assistance in choosing, operating and administering retirement plans as well as providing information on correcting the plans if necessary. Statistics have show that participation in retirement plans by women is less than their male colleagues. In recent studies it is estimated that in order to maintain a person’s life style in retirement that they enjoyed in their working years, they would need to have provided for 70% to 80% per year in either retirement or personal savings, however, only 40.4% of women workers actually participated in a retirement plan in 2005.

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