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SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court today issued a decision effectively overturning Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark decision that recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion. Institute for Women’s Policy Research President and CEO, Dr. C. Nicole Mason released the following statement: “This is a dark day for American democracy and women’s reproductive rights..."

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U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Triumphs in Landmark Equal Pay Case

Today it was announced that the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team had reached a $24 million settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their suit alleging gender discrimination in pay for the women’s team compared to male counterparts. The settlement also requires the Federation to pay women and men soccer players equally going forward. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today hailed the decision as a milestone in the ongoing fight for equal pay.

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President Biden’s State of the Union Offers Hope for Women’s Equity in the Workplace, Working Families

Washington, D.C. —Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today praised President Biden as he addressed two key issues for working women and their families in last night’s State of the Union address: the persistent gender wage gap and the need for a national family and medical leave policy.

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History is Made! Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is First Black Woman Confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court!

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to ever sit on the nation’s highest court.

Senate Voting Rights Bill Marked Crucial Turning Point for Democracy and the Role of Women in American Society

Washington, D.C. —Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today lamented the failure of voting rights legislation in the Senate and the fact that trivial concerns about procedure factored into the bill’s undoing.

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Universal preschool provides excellent benefits to children and families. It improves school readiness and provides long-term educational benefits. Children who attend preschool are less likely to get arrested later in life or face disciplinary measures such as juvenile incarceration.

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The Gender Wage Gap Remains in Year Two of the Pandemic

In 2021, women earned just 83.1 percent of what men earned, based on IWPR’s analysis of median weekly earnings for full-time workers. Wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity were profound, with the gap widening most for Black and Hispanic women.

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IWPR Survey Finds Women Want Good Pay, Health Coverage, and Better Benefits

As the nation turns toward recovery, getting women back into the workforce is key. A new survey by IWPR finds solid pay, health insurance, job security, retirement benefits, and paid leave top the list of considerations for women as they re-enter the workforce.

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IWPR Is at the Forefront of Women’s Recovery

As the pandemic enters its third year and the nation turns to recovery, IWPR is committed to amplifying and addressing the challenges women face. IWPR’s new research provides insights and recommendations for policymakers to help meet the urgent and long-term needs of women, their families, and their communities.

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