Meredith College to Release Status of Girls in North Carolina Report

Meredith College will release “The Status of Girls in North Carolina” report during the North Carolina Women’s Roundtable on Monday, March 11.

“The Status of Girls in North Carolina” offers for the first time a detailed compilation of data that documents factors that impact girls’ lives within the state. Meredith’s report consists of seven major subsections on demographics, education, media engagement, physical health, mental health, sexual health and leadership and engagement. The report highlights areas in which girls in North Carolina are making strides, areas in which improvement is needed and areas of disparity among girls.

“This report identifies particular attributes of North Carolina girls’ lives in the 21st century that we should celebrate, and also those we should mobilize to change,” said Meredith College President Jo Allen. “At the very least, we must realize that as girls thrive, they create safer, more affluent, healthier, better educated and more stable families and communities, where all people can flourish.”

Allen and Assistant Professor of Sociology Amie Hess, primary author of “The Status of Girls in North Carolina” report, will participate in the N.C. Women’s Roundtable.

At the North Carolina Women’s Roundtable, “The Status of Girls in North Carolina” report will be released along with the North Carolina Council for Women’s “Status of Women in North Carolina” report. This report includes new data on economic security/poverty, employment/earnings, health/well-being and political participation. North Carolina Women United will also present their draft report card for the 2012 women’s assemblies.

The 2013 N.C. Women’s Roundtable will be held at the Empire Room in Greensboro, N.C., from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www.councilforwomen.nc.gov.

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