Victory for pregnant workers!
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is now the law of the land.
Don’t miss the 2023 Equity in Action celebration!
Join us in person at La Vie in Washington, DC on June 22 to recognize trailblazers who are using the power of their individual platforms to drive transformational change for all women.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to make life better for women and families.
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 National Partnership is on the front lines fighting for health and economic justice, reproductive rights, women’s equality, and more.
Pay Data Collection and Transparency Critical to Identifying Pay Inequities, Closing the Wage Gap
New research by the National Partnership for Women & Families highlights the importance of pay data collection for identifying pay inequities, closing the wage gap and identifying other issues in corporate culture.
Women of Color Lose Billions Each Year Due to White Supremacy and Sexism in the Workplace
New report from the National Partnership for Women & Families calls for better wages and more opportunity for women this Equal Pay Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2023 – The National Partnership for Women & Families is...
Minnesota Becomes 13th State to Pass Paid Family and Medical Leave
Today, Minnesota became the 13th state (including the District of Columbia) to enact a robust paid family and medical leave bill. This means that working people across the state will soon be able to take time off from work to care for themselves, their children and their families…
NPWF Applauds Renewed Push in Congress for National Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave
National Partnership for Women & Families joins Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to reintroduce paid leave and paid sick days, including paid safe leave for survivors of domestic abuse
NEWS: These state supreme courts are weighing abortion bans
In January, the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down restrictions on abortion early in pregnancy, finding the law violated the right to privacy in the state constitution. But the state’s highest court likely isn’t done ruling on abortion.
The Equal Pay Act was a first step in closing the wage gap – and helping women get infrastructure jobs is the new secret weapon
The new secret weapon for closing the wage gap is strategically implementing new federal infrastructure spending to make sure women, especially women of color, are part of America’s industrial policy revolution.
May’s mixed signals for the job market | #JobsDay June 2023
While May’s data had some bright spots, there are also some concerning findings, especially with cuts to programs like TANF and SNAP looming.
New & Noteworthy
Historic Investments in Good Infrastructure Jobs Can't Leave Women Behind
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.
State Abortion Bans Threaten 6.5 Million Latinas
Latinas are the largest group of women of color living under current or likely abortion bans. Nearly 6.5 million Latinas-42 percent of them between 15 and 49 years old live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion. Our new analysis details the ways in which the overturn of Roe v. Wade harms Latinas.
Improving Our Maternity Care Now
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.