The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2023 – In a newly released report, Democracy & Abortion...
Victory for pregnant workers!
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is now the law of the land.
Black Maternal Health Crisis
Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth. We need systemic change to end this crisis and ensure communities are healthier and more responsive to Black women’s needs.
Threats On All Fronts
Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when, and how to raise a family. But many people in the United States face limits on this freedom – especially women of color, women with disabilities or with low incomes, transgender and nonbinary people, and those who are multiply marginalized. They face threats on all fronts when it comes to abortion access and policies necessary to thrive.
The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access
A new study from the National Partnership for Women & Families finds that Black-led community initiatives may be vital to solving the Black maternal health crisis.
Today NPWF President Jocelyn C. Frye testified as an expert witness in the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on “The Need for Paid Leave to Better Support American Workers and Families.”
We’re launching our new Women 2024 Action Fund this Giving Tuesday because women cannot continue bearing the brunt of Congress’ dysfunction and inaction.
Inequality Didn’t Just Happen… It Was By Design. It’s Time to Return to Our Values and Return to the Heart.
Equal pay is one marker of the multitude of inequalities Native women face. We are a young democracy as an American government that can still learn from the values of its Indigenous people who cultivated and cared for this land since time immemorial, sustaining it for generations to come.
During Care Week, our staff truly prioritized their rest and time based on their own needs. Here are some things our staff did with this time.
New & Noteworthy
In order to plot a more intentional course toward systemic change that achieves the inclusion, access, liberation and economic health and wellbeing of disabled women and families, we’re introducing systems transformation guides for disability economic justice public policy.
Improving Employment Outcomes and Economic Security for Black Women
Black women deserve an economy that works for them – it is past time for policymakers to prioritize solutions that advance their economic well-being and employment.
A new analysis of Household Pulse Survey data from the National Partnership for Women & Families sheds light on the economic challenges of LGBTQI+ parents and caregivers of children.
Raising the Bar for Maternal Health Equity and Excellence is a practical guide designed to support institutions in creating a tailored approach to providing high-quality care tailored to the needs of individual birthing families.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides one of the most significant investments in the creation of good jobs in recent years. However, without intentional efforts to address occupational segregation in the key industries funded by the law, women could miss out on more than a million jobs in the next decade.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is, at its core, a decision — deeply rooted in sexism and racism — about the role women and people who can become pregnant play in our society.
The U.S. maternity care system fails to provide many childbearing people and newborns with equitable, respectful, safe, effective, and affordable care. More people die per capita as a result of pregnancy and childbirth in this country than in any other high-income country.