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    We are a national public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., conducting research and developing public policy initiatives to improve outcomes for more than 25 MILLION WOMEN in the United States.

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    "Welcome to the Drake Institute of Research and Policy, where the bold new world of women's policy is explored, documented, critiqued, and guided."
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    Animal Welfare Policy: A Women’s Issue

    Policy Overview Women have led the charge for animal rights since the beginning. Parallels between animal rights and women’s rights issues have been recognized in research and advocacy. The objectification…

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    Agricultural Policy: A Women’s Issue

    Policy Overview Women have played a significant role in farming and agriculture in the United States for hundreds of years. Much of their experience has been acquired while serving in…

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