Women's History Month Video Contest
The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women introduces its first ever video contest to celebrate women’s history. Entries are open to teachers and their students in grades 5-12. Two winning districts will be awarded a $500 prize to be used for school supplies for their classrooms. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016. For more information about the contest, click here.
Capitol Girls Event
On February 9, 2016, the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office on the Status of Women and the Girl Scouts hosted an annual event for high school girls throughout the state of Iowa called Capitol Girls. Young women shadowed a female legislator and learned how state laws and budgets are developed and passed. Participants got the opportunity to hear Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speak and learned how to be a successful woman in government.