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Access to reproductive health care is dependent on where you live and how your state’s laws protect – or restrict – abortion

When the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the decision upended fifty years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade – and created a legal quagmire that continues to play out on a state level across the country. In the wake of the decision, the accessibility of abortion is caught up in a complex web of state laws, legal challenges, and the threat of further restrictions – complicated by perennial challenges to accessibility like cost.

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The Wage Gap for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women by State

May 3rd is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day an average AAPI woman must work into the new year to make what the average White man made the year prior. Based on the median annual earnings of anyone who worked for pay in 2019 (latest available data), AAPI women earned just 75.5 percent of what White men made: $38,392 compared to $50,849 for White men

Spill the Tea
Fostering Student Parent Success at Los Angeles Valley College: The Role of the Family Resource Center

Watch Webinar Recording Across the country, community colleges provide critical on-ramps to higher education and opportunities for skill enhancement for low-to-moderate-income families, including student parents, at a fraction of the cost of four-year private institutions.

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Trailblazers of the 2022 Election

This year's midterm election, held on November 8, 2022, ushered in the 118th Congress and marked historic and notable wins for women. Although women remain disproportionately underrepresented in electoral politics compared to men, a number of women across the country broke new and uncharted ground this election cycle making progress for women in politics. When the 118th Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2023, it will feature several historic “firsts.” They include Summer Lee, the first Black woman to [...]

December 14, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

IWPR wins $1.2 Million Competitive Research Grant from RWJF

IWPR Receives $1.2 Million Competitive Research Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute to establish new Research and Policy Hub The Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has been awarded $1.2 million to establish a new research hub that will explore the root causes of racial, economic, and health disparities and how they might be overcome to advance equitable outcomes [...]

December 6, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

There is less than a month left in the current session of Congress and the Senate has several critical pieces of legislation still pending. With control of Congress divided next year, it’s essential that the Senate take action immediately on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.1065/S.1486). The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, is a bipartisan bill that prohibits employment discrimination against pregnant workers. Expressly, the bill: Requires employers to accommodate employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions [...]

December 6, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

IWPR Grows its Staff and Impact, Building on Major Accomplishments this Year

Stephanie Osborn joins the Institute for Women’s Policy Research as its incoming Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Osborn joins IWPR from the National League of Cities where she served in a similar capacity. She is joined by a talented slate of new researchers with deep content expertise on issues ranging from Higher Education to Retirement Security to Childcare. They include Reproductive Rights expert and leader Christine Clark who will stand up IWPR’s Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health, Research Economist [...]

December 5, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

Native Women Deserve Equal Pay

As Native American History month draws to a close, November 30th is Native Women's Equal Pay Day - a day that highlights the vast pay gap that Native women face compared to white men. Native women must work nearly twice as long as white men to earn the same amount. The impacts of the United States' history of native genocide, displacement, and persecution are still prevalent today, and ongoing systemic failures and neglect mean that Native women continue to face [...]

November 30, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

Support IWPR This #GivingTuesday

Start a Fundraiser   Donate Today     November 29 is #GivingTuesday—the year’s biggest single day of giving. People around the world will engage in collective action to support the organizations and causes they care most about.   At IWPR, we are on the frontlines of the fight to win economic equity for women—shaping national- and state-level policies and informing conversations about pay equity, childcare, paid sick and family medical leave, and more. When you give to [...]

November 22, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |
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