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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

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

by Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

by Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

Family Matters

Man with wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

3 Reasons You Should Remain Skeptical of H.R. 7

Rep. Chris SmithThe deceptively titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would block insurance coverage of abortion care for nearly all women.

by Heather Schultz | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty

Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.

by Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It’s About Women’s Health and Rights

Contraception mandateMisleading news stories over the past week exaggerated the scope of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent action. What the Court decides this spring, however, may affect millions of women.

by Donna Barry | Monday, January 13, 2014

Faith Communities Work to Defeat 20-Week Abortion Ban in Albuquerque: An Interview with Joan Lamunyon Sanford

Sally Steenland interviews Joan Lamunyon Sanford, a reproductive justice advocate and the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, about her work to defeat a proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque.

by Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The State of Women of Color in the United States

African American women book_alt2 icon Report CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women of color across the country.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Sarah Iverson | Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mapping the State of Women in America

This interactive map shows how women are faring in economics, leadership, and health across all 50 states.

by Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The State of Women in America

Woman book_alt2 icon Report CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country, reviewing three categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being: economics, leadership, and health.

by Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Explore the Data: The State of Women in America

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables show how women are faring across the United States.

by Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why We Need a Fair Shot

Single African American mother of two article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress’s Fair Shot campaign is a coordinated, comprehensive effort to fight for women and families in America.

by Judith Warner | Wednesday, September 18, 2013