May 3, 2007

Pitting Girls Against Boys – Again

By Fatima Goss Graves Once again extremists are attacking established and proven gender equity programs, arguing that girls no longer face obstacles in education and that boys – and only boys – are in an education crisis. 

May 3, 2007

Everybody Loves a Head Start

by Helen Blank We always knew (almost) everybody loves Head Start, and thanks to yesterday’s House vote, we can now more precisely quantify that as 88% of voting House members. Last night, the House approved a bill (H.R.

May 2, 2007

Minimum Wage Increase Vetoed

by Cristina Begoña Martin Firvida

May 1, 2007

The Gender Gap in Health Care: A Checklist for Change

by Andrea Irwin Health care is quickly becoming the hottest political topic at both the state and federal levels, yet, we don’t often hear about the role gender plays in health care access and affordability generally.  If

April 25, 2007

Rewriting History to Cut Women’s Health Care Coverage

by Andrea Irwin The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is up for reauthorization by Congress this year.  Did you know that SCHIP not only provides coverage to children, but also to some of their parents? SCHIP

April 24, 2007

“Happy” Equal Pay Day

by Jocelyn Samuels Although it has been illegal for more than 40 years to pay women less than men for the same work, women still earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn and the gap is

April 23, 2007

Game Over

by Neena Chaudhry With the Supreme Court's recent decision not to hear its case, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has finally lost the last round of a fight that has been going on for too

April 20, 2007

Who Is Really Playing Politics with Women’s Health?

by Gretchen Borchelt The Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and other groups recently announced that they filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  They are seeking to overturn the FDA’s August 2006

April 19, 2007

The Supreme Court Knows Best

In Gonzales v. Carhart, we saw our newly constituted Supreme Court, with Bush’s picks Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, assert its “concern” for women.  How did they do that?  By allowing women who must terminate

April 18, 2007

Mind The Gap

by Cristina Begoña Martin Firvida The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing today on closing the tax gap. The tax gap is the amount of federal taxes owed but not collected.  The Washington Post recently reported that

April 18, 2007

NWLC is Fulcrum for Harvard Title IX Conference

by Jocelyn Samuels It was clear that all roads end (or begin) with NWLC, as our current and former employees, clients and colleagues gathered on Friday for a Title IX seminar hosted by the Harvard Journal of

April 17, 2007

Mis-Informed Consent

by Jill Morrison South Carolina almost became the first state to require a woman to have and look at an ultrasound before terminating her pregnancy.  Fortunately, the SC attorney general agreed with advocates that forcing a woman