Every day there are new political threats to our rights as women. We can’t fight them alone. Here are some issues that need your immediate attention. Join us by taking action to further equality for women!
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions. This code is set to go into effect in three stages – and the first began May 1.
One day after Equal Pay Day, Senate Republicans filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199) – preventing this important equal pay legislation from receiving an up-or-down vote. But the fight is not over.
Millions of people around the world are coming together as part of One Billion Rising to advocate for justice. We rise with them – and we rise today to support victims of war rape who are unable to access comprehensive medical care including abortion, in violation of the Geneva conventions.
The FAMILY Act will permit employees to earn up to 12 weeks of paid family leave each year through the creation of a national insurance fund. Both employers and employees would contribute to the fund, which would be administered through a new Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration