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Supreme Court Rejects Far Right Effort to Restrict Access to Medication Abortions and Mifepristone

"The far-right effort to block access to mifepristone is not about women’s safety—it is about controlling women’s choices and curtailing their freedoms. It is part of a broader crusade to impose their own ideology on women in this country and prevent them from making their own reproductive health care decisions. Today, we celebrate this decision, but we must remain vigilant against such attacks.”
--IWPR President Dr. Jamila K. Taylor

Black Single Mothers in College
Understanding the Needs of Black Single Mothers in College

IWPR spoke with 25 Black single mothers as they strive for their college degree about the challenges they face and the programs that help them balance family with their academic careers.

EPD 2024 Wage Gap Fact Sheet
On Equal Pay Day 2024, New IWPR Report Reveals that Women Earn Less than Men in All Occupations, Even Ones Commonly Held by Women

Women are paid eighty-four (84) cents for every dollar a man makes, a persistent gender wage gap that spans all professions, even those typically held by women, according to a new report released by IWPR

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Majorities See Education as a Worthwhile Investment and Favor Student Debt Forgiveness in New Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) Poll

Washington, D.C. — Amid the nationwide debate about the value of education and student debt programs, a new IWPR poll, conducted by Morning Consult, shows that more than three in four adults who attended college think their education was a worthwhile investment. The same [...]

November 20, 2023|Categories: Media, Press Releases|

In 2021, Working Moms Made Just 62 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Working Fathers in Every U.S. State, According to New IWPR Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2023 Contact: William Lutz 202-785-5100 Mom’s Equal Pay Day is August 15, 2023 Washington, D.C. — Nationally, in 2021 working moms made just 61.7 cents on the dollar compared to working fathers, according to a new Fact Sheet released by [...]

Black Women Earn Less than White Men in Every State, Will Not Reach Pay Equity with White Men Until 2144, According to a New IWPR Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2023 Contact: William Lutz 202-785-5100 Washington, D.C. — Black women earned 64 cents for every dollar earned by White men in 2022, according to data released by IWPR ahead of Black women’s Equal Pay Day July 27, 2023. The same [...]

Supreme Court Undercuts Higher Education Access for Communities of Color

For Immediate Release June 29, 2023 Contact: William Lutz 202-785-5100 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court today turned its back on 50 years of precedent and gutted programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina that enabled students from communities of color to [...]

“A Year After the Overturn of Roe v. Wade, We Are Only Beginning to See the Harm This Cruel Decision Is Inflicting on Women in America”

For Immediate Release June 23, 2023 Contact: William Lutz 202-785-5100 Statement of Daisy Chin-Lor, Interim President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) Washington, D.C. — On the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision that took away the right to safe and [...]