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Women's Issues

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

Women population 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

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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

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

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

Interview with Julian Bond

Heidi Williamson talks with Julian Bond, a civil rights leader and icon and current professor at American University, in the second interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Heidi Williamson | Friday, February 22, 2013

Bending the Arc Toward Reproductive Justice

Pro-choice rallyAs this week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein revisit CAP’s 2006 report, “More than a Choice: A Progressive Vision for Reproductive Health & Rights.”

By Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein | Thursday, January 24, 2013

Interview with Nancy Northup

Jessica Arons talks with Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in the first interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Jessica Arons | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape

India protestThis week’s horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.

By Sabina Dewan | Friday, December 21, 2012

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

Women vote in Oklahoma City article icon Issue Brief With women deciding the presidential election, and with record numbers of women in both the House and the Senate, policies helping women must now be on the front burner.

By Margie Omero and Tara McGuinness | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video: Our Voices, Our Agenda

play_alt icon Video CAP asks women from around the country what is on their agenda the next four years.

By Andrew Satter | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Working Parents’ Lack of Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Mother cooking dinner article icon Issue Brief Paid leave and workplace flexibility policies would go a long way to help bring our nation up to speed and would allow working mothers and fathers to be both good workers and good parents.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Young Women and Reproductive Health Care

Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal explain why the Affordable Care Act helps young women access the health care they need in an affordable way.

By Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, July 30, 2012

Young Americans: What No-Cost Contraception Means to Us

play_alt icon Video CAP asks young Americans what no-cost coverage of birth control will mean to them.

Monday, July 30, 2012