Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
What Women Need: An Agenda to Move Women and Families Forward
Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality
Breadwinning Mothers Continue To Be the U.S. Norm
Transforming the Culture of Power
Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children
This fact sheet defines the gender wage gap, identifies what drives it, and quantifies its impact on women and their families.
Further legislation is necessary to protect all workers and expand access to paid leave.
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, workers need paid leave so that they are able to stay home to recover from an illness or provide care to a sick family member without risking their economic security.
As the connection between climate change and women’s health and well-being is better elucidated, it is important that researchers also utilize a reproductive justice framework.
Ensuring comprehensive pay data collection is essential to combating gender-based pay discrimination and securing equal pay for all women.
Who We Measure Matters: Connecting the Dots Among Comprehensive Data Collection, Civil Rights Enforcement, and Equality
Data collection, disaggregation, and analysis of the nation’s diverse communities and their experiences are essential to achieving equality.
Meaningful access to abortion care, as well as the ability to enforce abortion and other civil and human rights in court, are at stake in the upcoming Supreme Court case.
Adopting the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment could help bolster existing statutory protections under attack, making it a key element in the fight for gender equality.
Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in the Texas v. United States health care repeal lawsuit has introduced uncertainty into the insurance market, and women’s health is at stake.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
New estimates show that recent efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act could leave millions of women and girls with preexisting conditions at risk of being charged more or denied coverage for individual insurance.
Pursuing concrete solutions that prioritize survivors, disrupt power imbalances, challenge systemic biases, and cut across the many issues driving gender-based violence is essential to ending this violence in all its forms.