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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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IWPR Research Shows Negative Impact of Abortion Bans on State Economies

The Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and that state officials have used to urge the court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision enshrining a woman’s right to choose to terminate her own pregnancy. Institute for Women’s Policy Research President and CEO, C. Nicole Mason, pointed to recent IWPR research showing that these bans and other restrictions on women’s reproductive health hurt state economies even as [...]

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

TIME’S UP & IWPR PRESENT: The Financial Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment IG Live

The impacts of workplace sexual harassment are severe and far-reaching.  We have partnered with @TIMESUPNOW for an IG Live event on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 P.M. ET to discuss the financial costs of workplace sexual harassment. TUNE IN to hear from Monifa Bandele, Interim President and CEO of TIME’S UP and our President and CEO C. Nicole Mason.  Want to prepare for the conversation by reading the Charting the Financial Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment report? Check it out [...]

November 30, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

New Tradeswomen Survey Shows that Construction Industry Needs to Tackle Discrimination and Harassment to Retain Women; Oregon Initiatives Show How

More women than ever work in the construction trades. The Infrastructure Bill, signed by President Biden last week, will create new opportunities for the construction industry to further improve women’s access to good jobs in the industry. Doing it right will require input and direction from tradeswomen themselves. A new report from IWPR shares the insights and experiences of more than 2,600 tradeswomen—uncovering what brought them to the trades, what challenges they face, and what helps them stay and succeed. [...]

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

Build Back Better Bill is “Down Payment on a Fairer, More Equitable Economic Future,” says Institute for Women’s Policy Research President and CEO C. Nicole Mason

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) today hailed House passage of the Build Back Better bill and released the following statement from its President and CEO C. Nicole Mason. “The Build Back Better bill is a down payment on a fairer, more equitable economic future,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “It will help women balance work and family life and facilitate their return to the job force by expanding access to child [...]

November 19, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

IWPR’s President and CEO C. Nicole Mason on White Picket Fence Podcast

Check out @IWPResearch President and CEO as she joined @juliekkohler1 for an episode of White Picket Fence podcast! Tune in to listen to @cnicolemason discuss the impact that the pandemic had on women's participation in the labor force, and how decades of progress disappeared overnight.           Listen to the episode, The Breaking Point, here.

November 16, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

New Report Shows Women Apprentices More Diverse than Ever—But the Construction Trades Must Give Them the Support They Deserve

Apprentices make up the next generation of skilled tradespeople to build and maintain the infrastructure of our nation. Apprenticeships in the trades are great pathways into high-earning careers for women, offering the opportunity to earn while gaining a valuable trades credential. Union apprenticeships, in particular, provide a debt-free pathway to careers with earnings much higher than in traditionally women-dominated professions that similarly don’t require a college degree. To mark National Apprenticeship Week (November 15 to 21), IWPR launches its new [...]

November 16, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |
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