National Partnership for Women & Families

Blog Archive

Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

At Long Last, Preventive Care Will Be Affordable for All Women, Thanks to Health Reform

July 31, 2012 | Health Care
The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women's health in a generation, and tomorrow one of its promises becomes reality for millions of women, who will be healthier and better off as a result.


Leticia Mederos, Vice President

From the desk of ... Leticia Mederos

Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Cannot Wait Any Longer

July 30, 2012 | Workplace Fairness

Earlier this year, the Obama administration proposed a promising new rule that would extend basic minimum wage and overtime protections to millions of women and men who provide essential home care to children, parents, grandparents and others in need.


New Research: Paid Sick Days Linked to Prevention of Illness and Injury

July 27, 2012

Two just released, peer-reviewed studies from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide new, quantitative evidence of the relationship between workers’ access to paid sick days and their health and well-being.


Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

An Energizing Event for Family Friendly Policy Advocates

July 23, 2012 | Work and Family

This month, more than 200 advocates from across the country were here in Washington, D.C., to discuss best practices and next steps in the effort to increase working families' access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.


National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

Violence Against Women Should Not be a Partisan Issue

July 23, 2012 | Other

Women's groups in the HERvotes coalition rallied in the blogosphere last week to call for the extension of the Violence Against Women Act's lifesaving programs and services for another five years.


National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

AIDS Memorial Quilt Month-Long Display Begins Saturday

July 20, 2012 | Other

Starting this weekend, those in the Washington, D.C. area have a rare chance to view a powerful and poignant reminder of the impact of HIV/AIDS.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

The Women of D.C. Deserve Better

July 18, 2012 | Reproductive Health
For decades, Congress has unfairly restricted women's access to reproductive health services in the District of Columbia in ways it is unable to do in the states.


Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford

Yahoo Sets an Example by Hiring a Pregnant CEO, But There's More to the Story for Working Mothers

July 18, 2012 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness
Ever since the news broke this week that Yahoo has hired Marissa Mayer to be its new chief executive officer, the media has been abuzz about the fact that she'll be the first-ever pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 company.


From the desk of ... Cristen Hemmins, Repro Health Watch

Still Fighting for the Women of Mississippi

July 11, 2012 | Reproductive Health

Last year, Mississippi forced me to become a political activist.


  Please leave this field empty