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7 Important Facts to Know About STDs

As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Women in Leadership: An Interview with Ella Bell

We need to do more to include women from all backgrounds in discussions about work and leadership.

By Judith Warner | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Working mom

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

book_alt2 icon Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.

By Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hobby Lobby

Discrimination? Corporate Loopholes? Law Avoidance? Hobby Lobby’s Potentially Slippery Slope

article icon Issue Brief A poorly decided Hobby Lobby ruling has the ability to dramatically redefine religious liberty from a fundamental value that protects genuine religious beliefs to a loophole that can be used to discriminate and create unfair advantages in the corporate world.

By Joshua Field | Monday, March 24, 2014

Infographic: Hobby Lobby’s Slippery Slope

The outcome of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius has the potential to dramatically transform religious liberty.

By Joshua Field | Monday, March 24, 2014

Women population

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

article icon Issue Brief Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Women Senators

Women’s Leadership

book_alt2 icon Report There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Donna Edwards

Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color

As women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 7, 2014

Infographic: How Many Women are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

By Donna Barry | Thursday, March 6, 2014

reproductive rights, family planning, low-income

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

Women need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

Man with wheelchair

Family Matters

article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rep. Chris Smith

3 Reasons You Should Remain Skeptical of H.R. 7

The deceptively titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would block insurance coverage of abortion care for nearly all women.

By Heather Schultz | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty

Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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