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...
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.
The recent upheaval of affirmative action in higher education will harm patients of color. This harm could be particularly pronounced for patients of color with rare diseases, who are systematically undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and left to fend for themselves in an overwhelmingly white medical system.
In 37 states, employers can legally pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage – a subminimum wage. If passed, the Raise the Wage Act of 2023 would eliminate the subminimum wage for disabled workers by 2028.
Discussions about abortion access and the impact of Dobbs on disabled people are often overlooked. Let’s examine the ways that reproductive freedom and access to abortion care are critical to the economic security, health, well-being, dignity, and autonomy of disabled people and their families, particularly disabled women of color.