Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
In light of Taraji P. Henson’s recent interview with Gayle King, this piece discusses how Hollywood continues to undervalue and under pay Black Women actors.
One leading strategy for confronting the maternal health crisis is to advance payment and delivery reforms with the specific aim of improving maternal-newborn outcomes and increasing equity.
Democracy & Abortion Access: How Underrepresentation of Women in State Legislatures Threatens Freedom
When the Supreme Court handed down the damaging Dobbs decision, it did not just strip millions of people of their reproductive choices… The Court also deepened the effects of long-standing, systemic efforts to silence the voices of women in our democracy.
January’s jobs report shows another strong job month for the economy, but persistent inequities underscore the need to center Black women in our economic policymaking.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was an important step towards closing the wage gap. Since 2009, the wage gap has shrunk by 7 cents. Despite the progress made, there is far more work to be done to eliminate the wage gap that robs the United States’ economy of over 1 trillion dollars a year.
The economy ended 2023 strong, but women of color are not getting their fair share.
Latinas see the largest increase in union membership rates among women despite little change in overall share of union membership.
The Economy Holds Steady in November as the Child Care Sector Continues to Struggle | #JobsDay December 2023
The November Jobs Report shows a steady economy heading into 2024, though the child care sector continues to lag behind overall job growth.
New Census proposal would reduce the number of disabled women and girls counted by nearly 10 million
A new proposal from Census would change the definition of disability in the American Community Survey, reducing the official count of disabled people by 40 percent. This change could have significant implications for supports for disabled people.
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.
Many don’t realize the gender wage gap continues to impact women beyond working years. With longer life expectancies than men, the gender wage gap quickly turns into a retirement income gap, meaning women have fewer resources to stretch over longer periods when they may be unable to work or more vulnerable to health complications.
Warning Signs in the Latest Jobs Report – and a Chance for Congress to Save Child Care | #JobsDay November 2023
The October Jobs Report data offer some clear warning signs about the state of the country’s economy – and underscore the need for Congress to act to save child care.
Our country’s child care sector is historically underpaid, underfunded—with some workers even excluded from the full protections provided in our labor and civil rights laws—because its burdens are borne by women of color.
Expanding Care Investments Is Not A Secondary Luxury; It Is An Urgent Issue: My Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee.
On October 25, 2023, NPWF President Jocelyn Frye delivered the following opening statement before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee at a hearing entitled: “Exploring Paid Leave: Policy, Practice, and Impact on the Workforce." Watch my opening remarks before the Senate...
Black women’s and men’s labor force participation continues to decline since the spring, while the rates for men and women overall are steady or higher.
Right-wing extremists are so obsessed with sending women back to the dark ages that they are now attacking the commonsense Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bipartisan law that took effect in June.
A glimpse of what’s at stake in the upcoming Supreme Court term and a recap of the highlights (and lowlights) of last year’s term.
The United States is still a country of haves and have nots when it comes to essential family-supporting benefits like paid family leave.
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.