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One Year Ago, A Supreme Court Leak Foretold the End of Roe v. Wade

The first week in May marked one year since Politico published a leaked draft of the opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that overturned Roe v. Wade. That leak turned out to be an accurate preview of what we all feared was coming: the complete upending of abortion access across the United States.

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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

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For Women in Unions, Paid Leave Is Not a Pipe Dream

New Institute for Women's Policy Research analysis suggests unions are associated with greater access to benefits like paid leave that provide work-life balance and improve family well-being. #Unions represent just one pathway to these benefits in the absence of a federal #paidleave program. Access to paid sick leave, paid time for doctor appointments, or paid vacation are NOT equally distributed for women across all racial and ethnic groups. #Latinas in particular, are unlikely to have these important benefits without union [...]

November 2, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work Virtual Event

On November 4 at 9am ET, Institute for Women's Policy Research’s President and CEO C. Nicole Mason will be joined by experts in a discussion hosted by Wilson Center and EMD Serono. The panel will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women’s health and economic security — focusing on supportive policies to ensure women have equitable opportunity to financial success, health and safety while at work. Register today! COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women's Paid and Unpaid Work:

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

In a new @nytimes article ‘What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?’— our President & CEO @cnicolemason suggests it is crucial to reflect on working mothers’ experiences in the work force after #BuildBackBetter. Read the full article.

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

Big News This Week on the Build Back Better Framework

Big News This Week on New Federal Investments in child care, children’s education, care for our aging population, Medicaid coverage for low-income Americans, and housing and nutrition programs in the Build Back Better Framework “The Build Back Better framework is an historic win for all of us. The plan President Biden outlined and its promised investments are a down payment on a fairer, more equitable economic future,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy [...]

October 29, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

The Biden-Harris Administration issues first-ever national gender strategy to advance the full participation of all people – including women and girls

Today @IWPResearch applauds the Biden administration’s Gender Policy Council on its release of a historic gender equity strategy that will cut across federal agencies and improve the well-being of women and girls on key indicators — health, economic, and safety, among them. "The Gender Policy Council’s release signals that the Administration is serious about building a society where women and girls can reach their full potential and eliminating the barriers that prevent them from doing so,” @cnicolemason, President and CEO [...]

October 22, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |
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