Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women

Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women Hawaii State Commission on Status of Women (HSCSW) works for equality for women and girls in the state by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration and program development.
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12/18/2019
Alborada

"The oppressor state is a macho rapist."

During the ongoing protests, the Chilean feminist movement's performance of 'Un Violador en tu Camino' (A Rapist in your Path) has been taken up around the world, with repeat performances in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and several other cities.

The verses denounce gender-based violence, impunity and the high rate of sexual violence committed by Chilean security forces towards detained protesters.

For more on the Chile protests, go to: https://alborada.net/tag/chile/

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women!
11/25/2019
A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women!

Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

✳️ Last day to RSVP for our first support night! If interested in sharing your story, please 📧 ctrinh@dhs.hawaii.gov by ...
11/18/2019

✳️ Last day to RSVP for our first support night! If interested in sharing your story, please 📧 [email protected] by end of business today!

Silenced? Marginalized? Disrespected? Women of Color we would love to hear from you! See previous posts or 📧 ctrinh@dhs....
11/15/2019

Silenced? Marginalized? Disrespected? Women of Color we would love to hear from you! See previous posts or 📧 [email protected] for more information.

We're visiting Moloka'i this week for our first women's townhall. See you on Wednesday night!
08/19/2019

We're visiting Moloka'i this week for our first women's townhall. See you on Wednesday night!

Our new law made CNN!Yesterday Governor Ige signed our bill allowing anyone (except buyers and pimps) to vacate their pr...
07/03/2019
A new Hawaii law makes it easier to erase a prostitution conviction

Our new law made CNN!

Yesterday Governor Ige signed our bill allowing anyone (except buyers and pimps) to vacate their prostitution charges without having to prove sex trafficking or victimization.

“A criminal record makes it difficult for a sex trafficking victim to transition into "above-ground employment" and a "life free of stigma," according to the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women.”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/03/us/hawaii-law-prostitution-convictions-trnd/index.html

Hawaii's governor has signed a bill making it easier for someone to remove a prostitution conviction from their record.

The Handmaid's Tale has been hailed as a "dystopian future" although for some women- namely immigrant, poor, and brown w...
06/11/2019
Margaret Atwood says it's "a form of slavery to force women to have children they can't afford"

The Handmaid's Tale has been hailed as a "dystopian future" although for some women- namely immigrant, poor, and brown women it is a reality.

https://www.mic.com/articles/178888/margaret-atwood-says-its-a-form-of-slavery-to-force-women-to-have-children-they-cant-afford?fbclid=IwAR3ht1_YQYNiz0x2fIxQW7JLlaWb8H5SBFvvZQwKRhzgemb29SdE9ZL6fNU#.geSUzjtKw

Margaret Atwood has an eerie prediction about the outcome of abortion restrictions, one that bears an uncanny resemblance to the dystopian future depicted in her hyper-relevant novel, The Handmaid's Tale. Speaking at New York City's Book Con on…

Mahalo to Dr. Reni Soon and those working to provide abortions to the women within our community who have little to no a...
06/07/2019
Hawaii Doctors Turn To Telemedicine As Number of Abortion Providers Dwindles

Mahalo to Dr. Reni Soon and those working to provide abortions to the women within our community who have little to no access to safe and prompt abortions.

"As the distribution of abortion clinics in Hawaii narrows, women on four of the eight main Hawaiian islands must travel by airplane to obtain an abortion. Only Oahu offers steady and frequent abortion services."

Even if insurance providers can pay for the plane ticket, there can be unseen costs and barriers- making it inaccessible for teens, homeless women, and non-english speaking women.

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/06/hawaii-doctors-turn-to-telemedicine-as-number-of-abortion-providers-dwindles/

Hawaii was the first state to recognize a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy, but women in rural Hawaii who wish to exercise that right face plenty of hurdles.

The report, obtained by CBC News, concludes that a genocide driven by the disproportionate level of violence faced by In...
06/01/2019
National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' | CBC News

The report, obtained by CBC News, concludes that a genocide driven by the disproportionate level of violence faced by Indigenous women and girls occurred in Canada through "state actions and inactions rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologie.”

The thousands of Indigenous women and girls who were murdered or disappeared across the country in recent decades are victims of a “Canadian genocide,” says the final report of the national inquiry created to probe the ongoing tragedy.

05/03/2019

What is the largest unmet need for women in your community?

Silver linings: The Hawaii State Legislature for passed our Survivors Not Criminals bill! All people convicted of prosti...
05/03/2019

Silver linings: The Hawaii State Legislature for passed our Survivors Not Criminals bill!

All people convicted of prostitution (except sex buyers, sex tourists and sex traffickers) can clear the conviction, even if they can't prove they were sex trafficking victims. Here's to a new day, where we support and destigmatize the most vulnerable sisters in our communities. Mahalo to the brave survivors who made this possible. Onwards to the Governor's desk!

Ho'ola Na Pua
03/06/2019

Ho'ola Na Pua

According to a study conducted by the ASU School of Social Work and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, 72.7% of survivors reported school problems resulting in suspension or expulsion. Often, #SexTrafficking survivors find it difficult to continue in their "normal" lives without proper healing from their trauma. We are committed to giving them space and tools to recover and successfully reintegrate into the community. #GetEducated #NotOnOurIslands

HPD has been aware of our findings for almost two months, and no proactive strategies have been offered.
02/22/2019
Hawaii sex workers say Honolulu police officers are customers, study says

HPD has been aware of our findings for almost two months, and no proactive strategies have been offered.

A controversial study on sex trafficking presented Wednesday to the Honolulu Police Commission quotes sex workers who allege police officers ask for sex in exchange for looking the other way.

Take a break and join us this Thursday!
02/19/2019

Take a break and join us this Thursday!

You've seen today's headlines about the Supreme Court ruling on transgender exclusion. Here's what we're going to do to ...
01/22/2019

You've seen today's headlines about the Supreme Court ruling on transgender exclusion. Here's what we're going to do to this Legislative Session to bring about substantial cultural change and inclusion, and center the safety of transgender and all gender-nonconforming people in Hawai`i.

BREAKING: The state's first report on sex trafficking is out now. The findings are shocking, uncomfortable, and heartbre...
01/11/2019

BREAKING: The state's first report on sex trafficking is out now. The findings are shocking, uncomfortable, and heartbreaking. It's clear that the harms of men's sex buying are not limited to minors or people with a trafficker.

Check out our Star Advertiser story about the sex trade in Hawai’i, and why “consent” to unwanted and unwelcome sex shou...
12/28/2018

Check out our Star Advertiser story about the sex trade in Hawai’i, and why “consent” to unwanted and unwelcome sex should not determine whether a person is worthy of the state’s resources and the public’s compassion.

To apply email ctrinh@dhs.hawaii.gov by Tuesday, January 8th your:1. Resume2. Internship applying for3. Hours/days avail...
12/04/2018

To apply email [email protected] by Tuesday, January 8th your:
1. Resume
2. Internship applying for
3. Hours/days available
4. Interest and hobbies
5. Details on internship (school requirements, timeframe, etc.)

*If you have any questions please email them to [email protected] v. through FB.
Please note, these are unpaid internships. Mahalo!

Policy Research Internship
Descriptor:
The Policy Research intern will work closely with the Executive Director, local organizers, and non-affiliated groups and individuals to research feminist policy to support the mission of the Commission: The Hawaii State Commission on Status of Women (HSCSW) works toward equality for women and girls in the State by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration and program development. This is unfortunately an unpaid internship and, ideally, should be undertaken for academic credit. Minimum 10 hours per week.
Qualifications:
-Current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in education, law, or policy-related field.
-Candidates must have strong research and writing skills.
-Solid commitment to the principles of feminist justice
-At least 1 year experience owning social media channels
-Strong ability to motivate other people, coordinate volunteers and delegate responsibility
-Experience or interest in door-to-door canvassing
-Interest in learning comparative organizing models, development of field campaigns, and promotion of feminist justice
Goal:
-Assist the work the Commission is doing to influence public policy on feminist justice at the Federal and state levels.
-Research legislation at the Federal and state levels.
-Support legislation advocacy at the Federal and state levels.
-Attend events, meetings, and conferences as requested.
-Support work to build partnerships with outside organizations and perform other tasks as requested.
-Conduct background research and write research memoranda, prepare Powerpoint presentations, and draft blog posts on various federal and state policy and issues
-Identify and summarize news articles on relevant policy and practice topics
-Conduct quick turn-around ad-hoc assignments, e.g. creating a source citation document for op-eds, providing supporting links for blog posts, providing citations for policy papers
-Increase visibility of Commission
-Increase community engagement with Commission

Community Organizer Internship
Descriptor:
The Community Organizer intern will work closely with the Executive Director, local organizers, and non-affiliated groups and individuals to develop and execute a community engagement plan for the Commission. This is unfortunately an unpaid internship and, ideally, should be undertaken for academic credit. Minimum 10 hours per week.
Qualifications:
-Solid commitment to the principles of feminist justice
-At least 1 year experience owning social media channels
-Passion to manage social media accounts, create content and campaigns to grow a proactive community
-Strong ability to motivate other people, coordinate volunteers and delegate responsibility
-Experience or interest in door-to-door canvassing
-Interest in learning comparative organizing models, development of field campaigns, and promotion of civic engagement
Goal:
Build a strong team of supporters for the Commission
Raise social media profile
Increase visibility of Commission
Increase community engagement with Commission

“The (State Commission on the Status of Women) is excited to join the Hawaii Island community to discuss a groundbreakin...
11/30/2018
Free panel on human trafficking

“The (State Commission on the Status of Women) is excited to join the Hawaii Island community to discuss a groundbreaking study on the prevalence of online sex buying on the island and our efforts to prevent sex trafficking.”

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/11/28/community/free-panel-on-human-trafficking/

The Zonta Club of Hilo will host “Not for Sale: A Human Trafficking Awareness Event” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the County Aupuni Center Conference Room in Hilo.

“...Our mandate is to decolonize the status of women in Hawai’i.” -Khara Jabola-Carolus 👉 Listen to the Podcast for more...
11/22/2018
What's Your Story? with Rebecca Walker & Lily Diamond

“...Our mandate is to decolonize the status of women in Hawai’i.” -Khara Jabola-Carolus 👉 Listen to the Podcast for more!

#Repost @whatsyourstorynow with @get_repost
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NEW 🎧 “Unlearning Patriarchy” with Khara Jabola-Carolus @decolonizefeminism, Executive Director of the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women. Listen in on our convo about prostitution, militarism, and the connection between the colonization of land and women’s bodies. Link at @whatsyourstorynow — and also on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play. This is our last episode of the season, so please listen, share widely, and stay tuned for Season 2!

NEW 🎧: “Unlearning Patriarchy” with Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women. On militarism, sex trafficking, and the colonization of land and women’s bodies.

LISTEN & SHARE. Also available on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Mark your calendars for November 9. We will be co-hosting the Hawai`i premiere of Call Her Ganda at the Hawaii Internati...
10/28/2018

Mark your calendars for November 9. We will be co-hosting the Hawai`i premiere of Call Her Ganda at the Hawaii International Film Festival. It's an award-winning Filipino documentary about three women who galvanize a political uprising when a Filipina transwoman is brutally killed by a U.S. Marine. Folks can purchase tickets now at HIFF.org.

On this #GirlsJusticeDay we commit to uprooting the root causes of girls' exploitation, abuse, and incarceration!
10/25/2018

On this #GirlsJusticeDay we commit to uprooting the root causes of girls' exploitation, abuse, and incarceration!

Sex trafficking signs for minors can be subtle and do not require "force, fraud, or coercion:" Older boyfriend, multiple...
10/23/2018

Sex trafficking signs for minors can be subtle and do not require "force, fraud, or coercion:" Older boyfriend, multiple cell phones, unexplained absences, withdrawal, bragging about having lots of money, attire more sexualized, runaway and truant, and overly tired in class.

‼️ If you are a mandated reporter (e.g., employee at a public or private school, health care professional, etc) you are REQUIRED to report to this number, even if it’s just a hunch. This is the special trafficking hotline of Child Welfare Services

Native Hawaiian women, not the missionary set, were the initial leaders of the suffragist movement in the Territory of H...
10/18/2018

Native Hawaiian women, not the missionary set, were the initial leaders of the suffragist movement in the Territory of Hawaiʻi. They viewed territorial suffrage not as “an enjoyment of the best of American civilization” but “a means to regain indigenous female political power and Native sovereignty” lost to American takeover. White women were reluctant to engage because of their anxiety about enfranchisement of non-white women voters. Here is Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Dowsett, who led the Woman’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawaiʻi in 1912.

Source: Rumi Yasutake, Re-Franchising Women of Hawaiʻi, 1912–1920: Politics of Gender, Sovereignty, Race, and Rank at the Crossroads of the Pacific"

This is an almost entirely women workforce.
10/09/2018

This is an almost entirely women workforce.

BREAKING: As of 5am today, 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Honolulu and Maui are ON STRIKE.

The strike impacts five hotels operated by Marriott and owned by Kyo-ya: Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, and Sheraton Maui.

Hawaii workers are joining the nationwide #MarriottStrike totaling 8 cities with 7,700 workers from 23 @Marriott hotels in Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, and Detroit. We demand that One Job Should Be Enough! #1job

“This year marks a decade since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1820 (2008), which determined that the use of...
10/05/2018
Nobel peace prize 2018 won by Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad - live updates

“This year marks a decade since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1820 (2008), which determined that the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict constitutes both a war crime and a threat to international peace and security. This is also set out in the Rome Statute of 1998, which governs the work of the International Criminal Court. The Statute establishes that sexual violence in war and armed conflict is a grave violation of international law. A more peaceful world can only be achieved if women and their fundamental rights and security are recognised and protected in war.”

Follow live coverage as the winner is announced

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