NPWF President: "Robust interventions to address the substantial racial inequities in maternal health in the United States are long overdue and require immediate action." WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 19, 2023 – Today, the National Partnership for Women...
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.
NPWF President: “Robust interventions to address the substantial racial inequities in maternal health in the United States are long overdue and require immediate action.”
Extreme proposals would slash hundreds of millions of dollars from programs and services for women and families – must be nonstarter for negotiations
New analysis of Census Bureau data shows largest wage gap in Utah, lowest in District of Columbia
A chatbot launching Tuesday aims to give users confidential, accurate information when seeking abortion care. The bot, Charley, was built specifically to reach people in states where abortion has been banned or restricted, but it does not offer legal advice.
Disabled women face unique barriers at work. Our systems transformation guide seeks to address them.
To the extent a disabled woman can work and chooses to work, barriers to employment and work are some of the many deliberate policy choices that prevent disabled women from achieving economic security.
Legal abortions most likely increased in the United States in the first six months of the year compared with 2020, an analysis of new estimates shows, as states with more permissive abortion laws absorbed patients traveling from those with bans and access to abortion pills via telemedicine continued to expand.
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.