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Progress Continues One Year After the White House Summit on Working Families

cursor icon Interactive It has been one year since the White House Summit on Working Families. This interactive shows some of the progress that has been made for working families during that time.

by the Women's Initiative | Friday, July 17, 2015

Infographic: Small Business Owners Support Contraception Insurance Coverage

New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks

Hobby Lobby vigilAs the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

An Anti-Shackling Wake-Up Call

shackling protest States slowly recognize the rights of incarcerated pregnant women.

by Heather Schultz | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

Women population article icon Fact Sheet 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.

by Judith Warner | 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

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

Interview with Dorothy Roberts

University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts explains how she came to the movement, shares lessons about how to ensure that the movement be inclusive, and explores the connections between reproductive justice and the child-welfare system in light of the recent Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

by Liz Chen | Monday, April 22, 2013

Interview with Viviana Waisman

Viviana Waisman, executive director of Women's Link Worldwide, explains some of the successful strategies she has employed to enforce human rights standards before a number of foreign and international courts and shares lessons that advocates around the world can adopt.

by Jessica Arons | Friday, March 22, 2013

Interview with Julian Bond

Heidi Williamson talks with Julian Bond, a civil rights leader and icon and current professor at American University, in the second interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

by Heidi Williamson | Friday, February 22, 2013

Bending the Arc Toward Reproductive Justice

Pro-choice rallyAs this week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein revisit CAP’s 2006 report, “More than a Choice: A Progressive Vision for Reproductive Health & Rights.”

by Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein | Thursday, January 24, 2013