In the Lead
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.
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
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.
Q+A Conversation with Andrea Flynn
Andrea Flynn is joining IWPR from the Roosevelt Institute to head its newly announced Research and Action Hub. Her work includes The Hidden Rules of Race, a book she co-authored on the evolution of racism in our economy; Justice Doesn’t Trickle Down, a report illustrating the inextricable links between women’s health, safety, and economic security; and an essay for Ms. Magazine outlining how COVID-19 is exacerbating underlying gender inequities. Andrea will bring her experience researching systemic gender and racial inequity to build [...]
Run for Office, Run the World
A wave of women candidates has the potential to bring an agenda for broad and inclusive change to Congress and state legislatures across the country.
Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late
Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late. “That means my daughter and my daughter’s daughter will not see pay equity in their lifetimes,” said IWPR President and CEO C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D., underscoring the real-life [...]
Paid Leave Victory for DC Families
Believe it or not, there is some light in the COVID-19 darkness for working families trying to hang on to their jobs while caring for themselves or family members in a pandemic. As of July 1, 2020, DC Paid Family Leave provides workers employed by private employers in the District with benefits lasting up to eight weeks per year to bond with a new child, six weeks per year to care for a family member with a serious health [...]
IWPR’s Nicole Mason On the Frontlines
This past Saturday, IWPR President & CEO, C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. got the opportunity to talk to CBS This Morning about the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages and employment for women of color and especially women with children. As most childcare centers remain closed, and women in the service, education, and health services sector have experienced the greatest job loss, Nicole said, "When you couple that with the pay gap and the, you [...]
Statement from IWPR Staff on the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery
We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice. The terror, racism, and differential treatment visited upon Blacks in the U.S. on a near daily basis at the [...]