Count Her In

Count Her In cover Companion briefs coverNEW - Count Her In Companion Briefs: Promising Policies for a State that Can't Wait

Download the full set of briefs
Download the Violence Against Women brief
Download the Cost of Caregiving brief
Download the Gaps in Reproductive Health Access brief
Download the Economic Fragility brief
Download the Wage/Wealth Gap brief
Download the Mental Health Challenges brief
Download the Public/Private Glass Ceiling brief
Download A Gender Lens for Policymakers & What Good Looks Like

About "Promising Policies for a State That Can't Wait"

The Count Her In report laid out the startling challenges women and girls face in Oregon. This new set of companion briefs lays out potential solutions. We worked with experts, advocates, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to assemble a set of evidence-based and common sense policies that are already working elsewhere. In particular, these briefs address the “Eight That Can’t Wait"—the set of profound inequities faced by Oregon’s women and girls.

About Count Her In

We have crunched the numbers. We have traveled the state. We have consulted the experts. We have listened to women in nearly every county. The result is Count Her In: the most expansive, actionable, and inclusive analysis of Oregon’s women and girls to date. This report is a baseline and a call to action, a celebration of resilience, and an opportunity to do things differently for future Oregonians. Above all, Count Her In is an irrefutable imperative for change.

5 things every Oregonian can do

5 things Oregon leaders can do

Count Her In Findings

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.


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