Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion
Congressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.
Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care
Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.
Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?
This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.
A Challenge to Congress
Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.
Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces
Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.
Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance
Issue Brief While most the current research focuses on women and mother’s experiences balancing family life and paid employment, addressing the issues facing men and fathers is equally important to promoting greater equity at home and at work.
5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic Security
The Social Security program should be strengthened to support working women as they age and face the realities of caring for their families.
Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy
Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.
Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?
Report There are lessons to learn from other countries, such as Canada and Norway, where public policy has been used to help women stay in the workforce and succeed.
For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game
Report If women can’t work, they can’t rise. Only public policy can ensure that all women have the chance to participate fully and thrive.
Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families
Fact Sheet To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.
Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All
Issue Brief While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.
Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All
Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.
A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women
Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.
7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap
Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.