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  • June 9, 2010

    U.S. Department of State: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer gives testimony before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human...


  • June 3, 2010

    Salon: The New York state Senate has passed a bill that would require employers of domestic workers such as nannies and housekeepers to provide them with sick pay, vacation days, overtime and a two-week termination notice. This groundbreaking law is...


  • June 1, 2010

    From BBC: In the 40 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women in Scotland working full time earn significantly less than male colleagues--about 12% less.  Women in management find even more of disparity, earning 55% less than their male...


  • May 28, 2010

    From UNIFEM: In April, the United Nations Development Fund for Women supported a 4 day conference in Burundi which focussed on the political participation of women and non-violence in elections.   At the end of the conference, attendees from...


  • May 20, 2010

    From CNN:  Recent studies by sociologists are showing that more and more women have higher education levels and salary than the men they are marrying. A Pew Research Center report notes that women between the ages of 30-44 are making more money...


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- By Gail Cooper and Isabel Jenkins -Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay discrimination in the US. Fast-forward to 2014, women of...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:29pm
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On July 11th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the farm bill that eliminates all nutritional aid to hungry Americans in need, which is provided mainly through the Supplemental...
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:58am
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This Sunday, bouquets of roses, Hallmark cards, and restaurant reservations will be deployed by citizenry anxious to promote and valorize an ideal Mother.  But what if you are a “mother...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:39pm
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Quality early care and education are truly a gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that it’s only important to mothers; ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm
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Did you know that women are more likely to face negative social consequences for negotiating?  This seems to go against the pervasive notion that women effectively negotiating for high...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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