Women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of job losses and caregiving challenges during the coronavirus pandemic and need structural policy change to ensure their full recovery and economic security.
Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal Health
Ensuring Domestic Violence Survivors’ Safety
Community-Based Doulas and Midwives
Breadwinning Mothers Are Critical to Families’ Economic Security
Take Action: Ensure Meaningful Access to Abortion for All
Women—particularly women of color—continue to make noteworthy gains at all levels of government, but bold policies and structural changes are still needed to reach gender parity in U.S. politics.
The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.
The Shambolic Response to the Public Health and Economic Crisis Has Women on the Brink as the Job Recovery Stalls
Women took the biggest economic hit from the coronavirus-induced recession, and a slowing recovery is increasingly leaving women behind, threatening to set working women back a generation.
Repealing the ACA During the Coronavirus Pandemic Would Be Devastating for Women’s Health and Economic Security
An upcoming Supreme Court case could upend the Affordable Care Act’s benefits and protections, which would be devastating for women and their families during the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.
Policymakers must consider lessons learned from the emergency paid leave laws passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in order to design national, permanent paid leave policies that ensure racial, gender, and economic equity and meet the needs of families.
Despite wins in the courts, abortion rights remain under attack and out of reach for many in the United States.
While a crucial milestone for women’s rights and progress in the United States, the 19th Amendment’s promise of suffrage a century ago still has not been fully realized.
In hyperpartisan times, winning elections is all about showing up for voters and getting out the vote. Women are showing how it’s done.
Employers have a pivotal role to play in establishing pay practices within workplaces and correcting the disparities that have eroded Black women’s pay for decades.
Women, especially women of color, in the United States are more likely to live in poverty than men, and they need robust, targeted solutions to ensure their long-term economic security.
The Supreme Court's decisions this term on reproductive health are a reminder of the need for proactive policies that protect reproductive rights.
Employers and policymakers must take concrete steps to avoid replicating and perpetuating longstanding racial, gender, and ethnic biases in workplaces of the future to create equitable environments where women have the best chance of success.
CAP’s Medicare Extra proposal provides an opportunity for the United States to safeguard and improve access to reproductive health care.