Women bringing attention to health issues for National Women’s Health Week

Women gather to raise awareness for National Women's Health Week

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Women are bringing an increased awareness to their health as part of National Women’s Health Week (May 12 through 18).

Thursday at the capitol, women discussed issues facing them in Louisiana, such as human trafficking, the wage gap, and the importance of informing younger generations about these issues, as well as how they can be present and activate change in society.

“So we need all of our citizens, we need all of our young people and young ladies, young men. We need everyone to be more involved, more engaged in the political process and in a ways we make and shape policy in this state," said Alma Stewart, founder of Louisiana Center for Health Equity.

The ladies are planning to take this research to legislators in the hopes of making a difference for women across the nation.

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