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Suffredin Applauds the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues on Its Annual Report

Thursday, December 16, 2004
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin (13th District) congratulates the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues (the "Commission") on its Annual Report which was presented to the Cook County Board at its meeting on December 14, 2004.

The Commission is composed of representatives from each of the seventeen districts Cook County. The women of the Commission are of various racial, economic, ethnic and occupational backgrounds. The Commission is charged with ensuring women's issues and perspectives are considered in the formation of public policy in Cook County. The Commission advises the County Board on ways to promote the status of women in county government, improve the delivery of County services to women and their families and eliminate the inequities in laws, practices and conditions which have an impact on the women of Cook County.

The Commission's Annual Report for 2003-2004 highlights the many accomplishments of the Commission, including the following:

· The Commission joined Illinois for CEDAW, a local coalition that is helping to raise awareness about and urge the U.S. to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international human rights treaty to end discrimination against women.

· The Commission sponsored its 2003 public hearing on the topic of literacy and its impact on women and girls and made recommendations to the County Board on how to improve literacy in Cook County.


· The Commission also addressed the financial literacy needs of women and helped to facilitate training of female detainees in the County jail on budgeting, financial planning and money management.

· The Commission offered free health seminars to women in Chicago and participated in the Chicago Department of Public Health's Annual Sister Speak Conference in March 2004 which gave women and girls the opportunity to speak out against the domestic violence they have experienced. Over 220 women and girls attended the conference.

Commissioner Suffredin congratulated the Commission on its fine work this past year. "The Commission's continued efforts to raise awareness of issues facing women and families and promote activities that benefit the women of Cook County are admirable and necessary. I look forward to working with the Commission to implement many of its policy recommendations to improve the lives of women and children in Cook County," the Commissioner stated.

Trina Janes, the 13th District representative on the Commission, commented, "The work of the Commission is rewarding. We know we are helping to make a positive change in women's lives in Cook County."

In addition to its many activities, the Commission hosts the Annual Unsung Heroine Awards and Breakfast. Each year, seventeen women, one chosen from each County Board District, will be honored during Women's History month in March at the Chicago Cultural Center. Nominations for the 2005 Unsung Heroine Awards must be received no later than January 6, 2005. For more information on eligibility and nomination forms, please visit the Commissioner's website at www.suffredin.org or contact Trina Janes at 312/645-9400 ext. 35 or tjanes@haymarket.net.


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