November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

May 5, 2021

Three Recovery Plans, Three Child Care Bills. Let’s Break Them Down.

Are you confused about all the recovery plans and how they affect you?  You’re not alone.  American Rescue Plan! American Jobs Plan! American Families Plan!   Child Care for Working Families Act! Universal Child Care and Early

April 30, 2021

What Do Women Want for May Day? Unions—and the PRO Act.

As of 2020, approval for unions in the United States was at the highest point in 17 years—at 65%. For women, that number rises to 67%, and for people of color, to 70%. Nearly half of non-unionized workers say they would

April 30, 2021

What The American Families Plan Means for Women

Every working caregiver I know has at one point thought to themselves, “How can it be this hard?” The thought may have come to mind in the pre-dawn hours, rocking an early rising baby, ticking down the minutes

April 27, 2021

Fair Housing Wins Under the Biden Administration

April is National Fair Housing Month, a month to celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in April 1968. The FHA originally prohibited housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or religion. During the Senate debate, Senator Edward Brooke shared his experience of returning from service in World War II only

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

April 26, 2021

Reclaiming our Power: Survivor Champions & Stories of Resilience

This #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth (SAAM) we are honoring survivors and each of their unique journeys to survivor justice. We know that no one’s experience, feelings, or advocacy is the same; every survivor has a right to react, grieve

April 22, 2021

Courts Should Not Dismiss Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuits Based on Unwritten Procedural Technicalities

On April 22, 2021, NWLC, along with its law firm partner, Sidley Austin LLP, led over 50 civil rights and survivor advocate organizations, in filing an amicus brief in B.R. v. support of B.R. B.R. was 12 years old when she was repeatedly raped, tortured, and

April 16, 2021

Kristen Clarke Is Ready to Shatter Glass Ceilings and Lead the Civil Rights Division

Listening to Kristen Clarke speak during her confirmation hearing this week filled me with joy and pride. Clarke has been nominated to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, and I am thrilled

April 14, 2021

One Year Into COVID-19, and Abortion Access Is Still in Shambles

Last year, we posted a blog about increased restrictions to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic. And one year later, with several state legislative sessions in full swing, people continue to battle with lawmakers who want to strip away their right to abortion

April 9, 2021

Will Democracy Keep Black Girls Safe?: An Intern’s Call to Action Around School Pushout

“How’s school going?” My mom was a busy woman, but she always set aside time to talk about school. I would usually shrug, frown, and retreat to my room or an after-school activity, but one day

April 5, 2021

Title IX Reforms: Including Graduate Students in the Conversation

Update: On April 6, 2021, the Department of Education announced that its next steps are to hold a public hearing about sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation with students, educators and

April 1, 2021

Q&A on How the COVID-19 Recession Will Impact Gen Z

I’m Amy Matsui, Director of Income Security at NWLC. My job is to advocate for improving the economic security of women – and especially low- and moderate-income women – and their families. As such, I’ve been thinking a lot about how women in Generation Z, who are

March 31, 2021

NWLC Leads Civil Rights Brief in Support of Students’ Rights to Be Free from Harassment and Unfair Discipline

On March 31, 2021, NWLC, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with our law firm partner Ropes & Gray LLP and 30 other organizations, filed