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A Challenge to Congress

Capitol Hill article icon 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.

by Jocelyn Frye, Milia Fisher, Donna Barry | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon 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.

by Julia Rugg and Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

article icon 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.

by Erin Rehel and Emily Baxter | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic Security

press conference on Paycheck Fairness ActThe Social Security program should be strengthened to support working women as they age and face the realities of caring for their families.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy

Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.

by Emily Baxter, Judith Warner, Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?

Pensive woman book_alt2 icon 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.

by Dalia Ben-Galim and Amna Silim | Thursday, December 11, 2014

For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game

Women in business book_alt2 icon 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.

by Judith Warner | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

Arkansas family article icon 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.

by the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families | Monday, December 1, 2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All

Morning-after pill article icon 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.

by Donna Barry and Amelia Esenstad | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

HPV vaccine article icon 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.

by Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women

A medical clinician interviews a patient article icon Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.

by Heidi Williamson | Thursday, October 9, 2014

7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

A waitress carries food article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

Family cooking bars icon Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.

by Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves

protesterThe Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.

by Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Infographic: The Ripple Effect of the Hobby Lobby Decision

rippleAllowing corporate religious liberty to trump employees’ religious liberty can lead to a cascade of poor health outcomes for the nation.

by Donna Barry, Laura E. Durso, Chester Hawkins | Tuesday, September 9, 2014