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Navigating the Road Ahead in the Fight for Women’s Progress Article
Rachel Bryan of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers holds a sign next to the podium in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the Women's March, January 2018. (Getty/J.M. Giordano)

Navigating the Road Ahead in the Fight for Women’s Progress

The Biden-Harris administration took key strides toward gender equity in its first 100 days, but achieving future progress will require an intentional focus on combating systemic barriers, entrenched biases, and a status quo that continues to preserve and perpetuate long-standing disparities.

the Women’s Initiative

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward Report

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward

The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.

Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, Amanda Novello

100 Years After the 19th Amendment, the Fight for Women’s Suffrage Continues Article
A woman rests after voting, April 2020. (Getty/Scott Olson)

100 Years After the 19th Amendment, the Fight for Women’s Suffrage Continues

While a crucial milestone for women’s rights and progress in the United States, the 19th Amendment’s promise of suffrage a century ago still has not been fully realized.

Robin Bleiweis, Shilpa Phadke, Jocelyn Frye

Redefining Electability Report

Redefining Electability

In hyperpartisan times, winning elections is all about showing up for voters and getting out the vote. Women are showing how it’s done.

Judith Warner

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women Article
A woman works in a shop in New York on May 6, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women

Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.

Robin Bleiweis

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal

Paid leave proposals which only provide benefits to parents of new children or are funded through cuts to other programs will not meet the needs of working families.

Diana Boesch

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