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The State of Women in America

Woman book_alt2 icon Report CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country, reviewing three categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being: economics, leadership, and health.

By Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Explore the Data: The State of Women in America

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables show how women are faring across the United States.

By Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why We Need a Fair Shot

Single African American mother of two article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress’s Fair Shot campaign is a coordinated, comprehensive effort to fight for women and families in America.

By Judith Warner | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating the 19th Amendment’s Impact on Reproductive Health and Rights

Women's Equality DayThe amendment played a pivotal role in promoting reproductive rights for women, who have experienced economic progress as a result.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, August 26, 2013

Interview with Lynn Paltrow

Jessica Arons interviews Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women about the importance of Roe v. Wade for not only women who choose to terminate their pregnancies but also for all women nationwide.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, June 21, 2013

5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault

With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Thursday, June 6, 2013

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