National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year

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The National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year was a presidential commission created by Gerald Ford on January 9, 1975 to promote the national observance in the United States of International Women's Year.[1] The commission was tasked with "encouraging cooperative activity in the field of women's rights and responsibilities" in conjunction with International Women's Year, which had been declared by the United Nations in 1975. It was composed of 35 private citizens appointed by the president. The commission was established by Executive Order 11832.[2]

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  1. ^ Schenken, Suzanne O'Dea (1999). "National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, 1975". From suffrage to the Senate : an encyclopedia of American women in politics. Santa Barbara, Calif. [u.a.]: ABC-Clio. pp. 473–475. ISBN 9780874369601.
  2. ^ Ford, Gerald R. (1975-01-09). "Executive Order 11832 - Establishing a National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, 1975". www.presidency.ucsb.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-06-18.