Spotlight on the 2024 Montana Status of Women Report

Today on the HMHB blog, we are excited to amplify the newly released 2024 report ‘The Status of Women in Montana: Advancing Policy for Economic Equity.’  This report was meticulously prepared by the team at the Montana Budget and Policy Center with an introduction from the Women’s Foundation of Montana. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of women in Montana, highlighting policy pathways to improve economic opportunities, health and well-being, political participation, and improving lives for families and women in Montana.

The report is a valuable resource for understanding the challenges and progress in achieving gender equity in our state. It offers critical insights and data to inform policy decisions and advocacy efforts aimed at enhancing the lives of women in Montana. The report presents a variety of solutions and pathways to equity, including:

  • Improving access to affordable childcare
  • Preserving reproductive rights and autonomy
  • Improving access to healthcare, including Medicaid expansion
  • Providing paid family leave
  • Amplifying efforts to expand work related to ending the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) epidemic

We encourage you to read the full report to gain a deeper understanding of these important issues. You can access the report here.