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Women's Rights: Archives

Interview with Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung, the executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, discusses the intersections and implications of Roe v. Wade on her work on social justice and human rights.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update

Voting article icon Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.

By Liz Chen | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How the Hyde Amendment Discriminates Against Poor Women and Women of Color

RallyRestrictions on Medicaid coverage of abortion services disproportionately affect poor women and women of color, further exacerbating inequality in this country.

By Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, May 10, 2013

Interview with Dorothy Roberts

University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts explains how she came to the movement, shares lessons about how to ensure that the movement be inclusive, and explores the connections between reproductive justice and the child-welfare system in light of the recent Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

By Liz Chen | Monday, April 22, 2013

Growing Occupations Could Help Decrease the Wage Gap if They Were to Pay a Living Wage

Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.

By Jane Farrell and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Asian American Women and Their Families

Closing the wage gap will bring more Asian American women into leadership positions, give equal opportunity to immigrant women, and bring positive change to all of our communities.

By Morriah Kaplan and Jennifer Molina | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Of the more than 500 occupations surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women on average earn more than men in just seven professions and earn less than men in all other jobs.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Nancy Wu | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reproductive Justice, Religious Liberty, and Pluralistic Democracy

Sally Steenland talks with Rabbi Dennis Ross, a religious advocate and congregational rabbi, in the third interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There Is a Lot to Celebrate for Women’s Health on the Third Anniversary of Obamacare

Women and MedicaidThis month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, March 29, 2013

Future Choices II

Guadalupe Benitez, Joanne Clark, Gabriel Clark Benitez, book_alt2 icon Report The longer we put off the regulation and oversight of assisted reproductive technologies, the more complications that will ensue for an untold number of families.

By Jessica Arons and Liz Chen | Monday, March 25, 2013

Interview with Viviana Waisman

Viviana Waisman, executive director of Women's Link Worldwide, explains some of the successful strategies she has employed to enforce human rights standards before a number of foreign and international courts and shares lessons that advocates around the world can adopt.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, March 22, 2013

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Faustine JanjiraEradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.

By Rebecca Lefton | Monday, March 11, 2013

Infographic: Where Are U.S. Women in 2013?

Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Rethinking How to Address the Growing Female Prison Population

InmatesClimbing U.S. incarceration rates for women continue to devastate families and communities with few societal benefits.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 8, 2013

The Faces of Indian Women

play_alt icon Video This video highlights the struggles and the resilience of Indian women in a male-dominated society. Until women feel safe, until they are free to leave their homes without having to seek permission from members of their household, and until they are given respect in and out of the workplace, women cannot realize their economic potential.

By Sabina Dewan and Anand Bhaskar Morla | Friday, March 8, 2013