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Count Her In: A Report About Women and Girls in Oregon

August 14, 2023

Count Her In is the most expansive, actionable, and inclusive analysis of Oregon’s women and girls to date from the Women's Foundation of Oregon.

Among the report’s key findings are the “Eight That Can’t Wait”—a set of profound inequities and startling challenges faced by Oregon’s women and girls, including:

  • Perpetrators have sexually or domestically assaulted over 1 million Oregon women and girls, one of the three highest rates in the nation;

  • Poverty rates for women of color in Oregon are twice as high as those of white women;

  • Childcare costs in Oregon are among the least affordable in the nation;

  • The wealth gap for Oregon women is among the worst in the nation; and

  • Oregon women report the single highest incidence of depression in the entire country.

Count Her In also found that Oregon’s women and girls contribute more than their fair share toward making the state a great place to live. For instance, women in Oregon:

  • Perform nearly 500,000 hours of unpaid caregiving;

  • Hold nearly 70 percent of the state’s educational occupations and over 80 percent of the state’s healthcare positions; and

  • Donate both time and money at higher rates than both Oregon men and women in most other states.

Find the whole report at https://www.womensfoundationoforegon.org/count-her-in