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Hobby Lobby

Re-Establishing Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

Federal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.

By Carmel Martin and Joshua Field | Monday, June 30, 2014

Mother and children

Breadwinning Mothers, Then and Now

book_alt2 icon Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 20, 2014

A house at twighlight

Women Under the Gun

book_alt2 icon Report Intimate partner violence is a key driver of homicides of women, and weak gun laws at the federal and state levels leave far too many women facing a fatal end to their abuse.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

shackling protest

An Anti-Shackling Wake-Up Call

States slowly recognize the rights of incarcerated pregnant women.

By Heather Schultz | Thursday, May 22, 2014

President Barack Obama signs executive actions

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap

article icon Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, May 19, 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 | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HPV

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 Fact Sheet 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 Fact Sheet 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

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

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