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Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (File photo)
David Maas

“Allowing VAWA to lapse would be a significant step back for women, families, and communities across the commonwealth,” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement.

The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.