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Out of Range

Servicewomen book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

by Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

People pray in front of the Supreme Court. book_alt2 icon Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.

by Donna Barry, Sandhya Bathija, Laura E. Durso, Joshua Field, Carmel Martin, and Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Re-Establishing Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

Hobby LobbyFederal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.

by Carmel Martin and Joshua Field | Monday, June 30, 2014

Breadwinning Mothers, Then and Now

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 20, 2014

Women Under the Gun

A house at twighlight book_alt2 icon Report Intimate partner violence is a key driver of homicides of women, and weak gun laws at the federal and state levels leave far too many women facing a fatal end to their abuse.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An Anti-Shackling Wake-Up Call

shackling protest States slowly recognize the rights of incarcerated pregnant women.

by Heather Schultz | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap

President Barack Obama signs executive actions article icon Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, May 19, 2014

7 Important Facts to Know About STDs

HPVAs STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.

by Donna Barry | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Women in Leadership: An Interview with Ella Bell

We need to do more to include women from all backgrounds in discussions about work and leadership.

by Judith Warner | Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

Working mom book_alt2 icon Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.

by Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Discrimination? Corporate Loopholes? Law Avoidance? Hobby Lobby’s Potentially Slippery Slope

Hobby Lobby article icon Fact Sheet A poorly decided Hobby Lobby ruling has the ability to dramatically redefine religious liberty from a fundamental value that protects genuine religious beliefs to a loophole that can be used to discriminate and create unfair advantages in the corporate world.

by Joshua Field | Monday, March 24, 2014

Infographic: Hobby Lobby’s Slippery Slope

The outcome of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius has the potential to dramatically transform religious liberty.

by Joshua Field | Monday, March 24, 2014

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

Women population article icon Fact Sheet Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.

by Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Women’s Leadership

Women Senators book_alt2 icon Report There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.

by Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color

Donna EdwardsAs women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 7, 2014