Using new data, this fact sheet update shows that 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.
In order for women to achieve political parity, the whole system that chooses and supports candidates has to change.
Trump’s policy agenda denies women their fundamental rights and is particularly harmful to mothers.
Conservatives often claim that if Planned Parenthood health centers are shut down, community health centers can absorb their patients and the costs, but such actions are unrealistic and will harm women and families.
Women’s progress requires comprehensive solutions that respond to women’s diverse experiences and challenges, create a level playing field, and better position women to determine their own futures.
It has only been 100 days since President Trump took office, and millions of American women and families are already feeling the adverse impacts of his administration’s misguided agenda.
Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.
While achieving progress on national work-life and anti-discrimination policies has been all but politically impossible in the United States in the past few decades, industrialized and developing countries alike are comprehensively addressing both facets of the gender wage gap.
The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.
A majority of small-business owners support a nationally administered paid family and medical leave insurance program.