Department of Human Resources

Reports & Fact Sheets


Black Maternal Health (May, 2024) 
Black maternal health disparities continue to be a pressing issue that demands urgent attention. Despite advances in healthcare, Black mothers continue to experience disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity compared to their white counterparts. Addressing these disparities is crucial not only for promoting equity but also for supporting the well-being of mothers and their babies.

Delaware Equal Pay Fact Sheet (March, 2024) 
March 12, 2024, marked Women's Equal Pay Day, a significant day dedicated to raising awareness about the persistent gender pay gap. Delaware women continue to face inequities in the workforce, earning just 82 cents for every dollar earned by men. Furthermore, the data reveals a stark disparity for women of color, who earn just 61 cents for every dollar made by a white man.


How Housing Insecurity Impacts Delaware Women (July 2023) 
Women and young girls throughout Delaware rely on safe, accessible, and affordable housing for their well-being including health, education, food security, and employment. This housing fact sheet details several vital programsand statistics to highlight progress and challenges.

Delaware Equal Pay Fact Sheet (March, 2023) 
March 14, 2023 marked Equal Pay Day. This means, Delaware women who work full-time, year-round, are paid an average of 86% as much as men. In other words, for every dollar paid to a man who works full-time, year-round, women are paid 86 cents. (NOTE: these numbers are from 2021, the latest year with available data). When compared to white, non-Hispanic men, Black and Hispanic women face even larger wage gaps.

Delaware Women and the Construction Trades: A Path to Economic Security (February, 2023) 
Delaware women represent just 3% of construction and extraction occupations (such as plumbers, carpenters, electricians). Delaware women are missing out on the opportunity to work in an industry that provides a stable, well-paying job that can support them and their families. Read our report to understand the barriers women face in entering the construction field and find recommendations on how we can increase the number of women working in the construction trades.

Title IX Athletics in Delaware Schools (February, 2023) 
This white paper outlines the proposed plan for how OWAA will work with the Delaware Department of Education to support schools, school districts, and the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) in their efforts to assure that Delaware girls continue to benefit from the promise of equity under Title IX.

OWAA Activities and Recommendations Report (January, 2023) 
We are honored to share the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy’s (OWAA) report on the Office’s activities during the 151st General Assembly, as well as the activities of the Delaware Commission for Women, Delaware Women’s Workforce Council, and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee. Additionally, this report includes policy recommendations for consideration during the 152nd General Assembly