April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

April 17, 2019

Tell Missouri Lawmakers: Stop Attacking Survivors

This guest post was written by Sarah Nesbitt, a Policy and Advocacy Organizer with Know Your IX and an alum of Washington University in St. Louis. Being a survivor of campus sexual or intimate partner violence

April 15, 2019

Schools Must Support Latina Mental Health — for Their Educations and for Their Lives

In my hometown of Philadelphia, over half of Latina girls were persistently sad or hopeless in 2017. More than one in five considered suicide. More than one in seven attempted suicide. For LGBTQ Latina girls in

April 12, 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019: Celebrate, Decolonize, and Restore

Happy Black Maternal Health Week! The National Women’s Law Center is a proud supporter of Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) and we want to highlight some of the trailblazing accomplishments happening during the 2nd annual Black

April 12, 2019

How Tax Credits Can Help Domestic Violence Survivors

This is part of an ongoing series “Help More Domestic Violence Survivors Survive By”.  Domestic violence (DV) occurs across the socio-economic spectrum, but low-income survivors face unique challenges and barriers to ending an abusive relationship. Leaving an abusive partner may mean that

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

April 12, 2019

To Reduce Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality, Listen to the Data

More mothers die from pregnancy-related causes in the United States than any other high-income country. And maternal health outcomes in the U.S. are only getting worse. From 2010 to 2014, our pregnancy-related mortality ratio jumped from

April 11, 2019

A Patient in a Long-Term Care Facility was Sexually Assaulted – She’s Not Alone.

CW: Sexual assault in health care. Early this year, I couldn’t scroll through social media without reading about a Native American patient in Arizona who was sexually assaulted and gave birth while receiving long-term care for

April 11, 2019

We Need to Talk About the Shady Situation in the Sixth Circuit Court

What do state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s obstructionist tactics, and President Trump’s horrible judicial nominations all have in common? A whole lot, it turns out. Last month, a majority of the

April 10, 2019

Want to Make the Economy Better for Women? Pass Tax Relief.

Today, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a critical piece of legislation that would begin to fix our tax laws to help working women and

April 10, 2019

Your Health Should Come First at the Pharmacy

Picking up prescriptions is so routine for most people. Walk in to the pharmacy, get your medication, and leave. That’s how it should always work: smooth, simple, no barriers to care. But it doesn’t always work

April 9, 2019

Congress Finally Introduces Groundbreaking Workplace Harassment Legislation For the Rest of Us

Today, the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act was introduced in Congress by 19 Senate Democrats and four House Democrats, and with more than 50

April 8, 2019

States Are Fighting for the Right to Decide — and Abortion Is Just the Start

The past several weeks, legislators across the country have been fighting to remove the structural barriers women face in deciding whether and when to have children and in raising a family. And they haven’t just been

April 5, 2019

After Stalled Job Growth, Where do Women Workers Stand?

The U.S. workforce has seen many ups and downs over the past few months. After a lengthy government shut down and stalled job growth in February (when the economy added just 20,000 jobs following several consecutive months of larger gains), the job