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.
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.
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.
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.