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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

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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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Status of Women in the Swing States: North Carolina

IWPR has been exploring women and the political landscape by looking at the status of women in swing states. This series leading up to the election looks at policies that support working women and families, and the bold policy changes that are needed to support a holistic and equitable recovery from COVID and the recession. Today, we're looking at North Carolina. Women will be among the most important voting demographics in North Carolina. Women in the United States make up [...]

October 8, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|

Status of Women in the Swing States: Ohio

“This election season, there’s an opportunity to create a system that works: one that prioritizes issues such as child care, paid family leave, and economic policies that do more than close the pay gap,” said IWPR president and CEO C. Nicole Mason in a perspective piece for Washington Post’s The Lily. IWPR continues to push for gender equity in all forms. With the first presidential debate behind us, the 2020 presidential election is only 22 days away. In a continuation [...]

October 6, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

A Good Week for Workplace Data Collection

Data collection is at the core of many efforts to enforce gender equity in the workplace. Federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 make sexual harassment and pay discrimination in the workplace illegal. However, gender-based discrimination persists, requiring state and federal agencies to develop policies to hold employers accountable for not protecting women workers.

October 3, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

Status of Women in the Swing States: Florida

There is much at stake for women in Florida in the upcoming election. The outcome will decide whether policies are enacted that support women, their families, and their communities.

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