The White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) was established by Executive Order 13506 on March 11, 2009, by President Barack Obama. It lies within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. The council was created not only to coordinate how federal agencies and executive offices address issues that affect women and families and to evaluate their role in eradicating the disparities between men and women that persist in America.

In January 2001, President George W. Bush disbanded the White House Office for Women's Initiatives, which President Bill Clinton had established in June 1995. Before the creation of the CWG, leaders from 50 women's groups signed a letter urging President Obama to resurrect and expand the Office for Women's Initiatives ...

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