Women need policy solutions for their immediate health and economic needs during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as long-term systemic change.
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
Working women face new caregiving challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and need structural policy change that mitigates long-term impacts on their earnings and employment, including resources to stabilize the child care industry.
It is critical that the United States, and other countries around the world, recognize that prioritizing women and families in coronavirus responses is key to a successful long-term recovery.
As states grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, they must leverage telehealth technology to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, now and into the future.
On the Frontlines at Work and at Home: The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color
Too little attention has been paid to the consequences of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic for women of color, even as it exacerbates existing disparities and further undermines their families’ economic stability and survival.
The U.S. health care system has never integrated or centered the health care needs of women, and the COVID-19 crisis is exposing these failures and harming women in the process.
State and national data show that millions of private sector workers are excluded from emergency paid leave protections due to exemptions in federal legislation and regulations.
To celebrate Earth Day, this video recognizes the leadership and contributions of young women of color—such as Vanessa Nakate, founder of the Rise Up Movement—in the climate movement.
The coronavirus pandemic further emphasizes the need for a range of accessible, affordable options for pregnancy-related care and support.
Midwives and doulas discuss their important role in addressing the U.S. maternal health crisis.
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.
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.