Equal Opportunity

Equality under the law is one of our nation's most cherished principles.

But too many people in this country still face discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or disability. Every day, this discrimination denies people the opportunities they deserve.

It is essential that lawmakers strengthen and enforce laws that prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities.

The National Partnership is a leader in the work to free workplaces of discrimination and make them responsive to the needs of low-income women, who are especially vulnerable to exploitation.

We devote special attention to protecting and advancing key civil rights laws to help make the promise of equality a reality for everyone. A key part of our commitment to fairness and equality is preserving programs that have helped women make substantial gains over the past three decades — and educating the public about the benefits of equal opportunity for every person.