Washington Area Women's Foundation

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

In today’s rundown: Last chance to apply for a giving circle grant.  Ensuring that women are part of the strategy to battle AIDS.  New unemployment numbers. And “disgusting” remarks from a presidential candidate about children who live in poverty.

— Funding proposals for the Rainmakers Giving Circle are due on Monday at 5pm!  The giving circle’s mission is to improve the lives of girls and young women in the Washington region.  Please click here for more details.

— Yesterday was World AIDS Day and Women’s Enews wants to ensure that women are included in plans to fight HIV and AIDS.  Serra Sippel writes that a recent speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “sidelined women and reproductive health.”

— GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently said some things about children, poverty, crime and work ethic that The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart generously describes as “disgusting.”

— New numbers out today show that the nationwide unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent last month.  DCentric points out, however, that the unemployment rate remained stable for blacks and Hispanics.