Center for American Progress

RELEASE: In First 100 Days, Trump Administration Has Rolled Back Women’s Progress
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Throughout his campaign and the start of his administration, President Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he and his administration would invest in and empower women. However, as a new issue brief and interactive by the Center for American Progress lay out, President Trump’s policy actions and proposals in his first 100 days have made clear that he and his administration are completely out of touch with the needs of women and families.

CAP’s issue brief and interactive, which come just days before the administration’s 100-day benchmark, highlight 100 ways the Trump administration is harming women and families. Specifically, CAP breaks down the harms caused by the Trump administration by the following themes: eroding family economic security, putting children at risk; attacking reproductive rights; undermining women’s legal rights; weakening protections against gender-based violence; undermining women’s leadership; tearing families apart; and slashing health benefits.

“In their first 100 days, President Trump and his team have demonstrated an astonishingly inept understanding of the unique and diverse challenges women face,” said Shilpa Phadke, Senior Director of the Women’s Initiative at CAP. “From the administration’s attacks on women’s reproductive health, to undermining policies that would provide much-needed economic relief to women and families, to failing to put forth any meaningful policies on paid leave, child care, or equal pay, Trump and his administration have rolled back women’s progress on multiple fronts.”

Although millions of women are already feeling the negative effects of the Trump administration and its misguided agenda, Trump’s regressive policies and proposals most acutely affect already vulnerable communities. In particular, the Trump administration has attacked or undermined policies that help children; women of color; low-income women; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, or LGBTQ, people; immigrants and their families; and victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, among others.

Read the issue brief: 100 Days, 100 Ways the Trump Administration Is Harming Women and Families” by Sunny Frothingham and Shilpa Phadke

View the interactive: “The 100 Ways Trump’s Policy Harms Progress for Women and Families

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Chelsea Kiene at or 202.478.5328.