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What the FAMILY Act Means for All Americans

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandPaid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The FAMILY Act: Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

article icon Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Elderly parent and daughter article icon Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.

by Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Job Protection Isn’t Enough

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report The ability to access paid parental leave is important to family economic well-being.

by Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, John Schmitt | Thursday, December 12, 2013

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

Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating the 19th Amendment’s Impact on Reproductive Health and Rights

Women's Equality DayThe amendment played a pivotal role in promoting reproductive rights for women, who have experienced economic progress as a result.

by Heidi Williamson | Monday, August 26, 2013

Interview with Lynn Paltrow

Jessica Arons interviews Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women about the importance of Roe v. Wade for not only women who choose to terminate their pregnancies but also for all women nationwide.

by Jessica Arons | Friday, June 21, 2013

5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault

With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.

by Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Interview with Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung, the executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, discusses the intersections and implications of Roe v. Wade on her work on social justice and human rights.

by Jessica Arons | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update

Voting article icon Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.

by Liz Chen | Wednesday, May 22, 2013