Despite the passage of critical civil rights legislation, women are still undervalued in our economy.
To break this cycle, we need to enact comprehensive and integrated protections, accommodations, and services that eliminate existing gender-based penalties. We must reimagine the workplace as a place of equal opportunity for ALL women. To do so, the following 13 cross-cutting protections must be meaningfully reflected in our law and enforced.
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A Legislative Advocacy Framework for Women's Economic Equality
A fair and equitable workplace free of discrimination and retaliation
Freedom from sexual harassment in the workplace
A living wage and fair wage practices
Equal access to higher paying jobs, economic opportunities, and leadership pathways
A safe workplace with fair practices
Workplace support for survivors of gender-based violence
The ability to decide if and when to have a child and to do so safely
Fair treatment during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and after childbirth
The ability to be caregivers without financial penalty
The ability to work and obtain an education after having a child
Meaningful access to economic stability and opportunity for all women
Freedom to act collectively
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