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Making Herstory

Making Herstory

Celebrating 50 years of advancing key policies for women and families ... and looking ahead to many more!

Celebrating 50 years of advancing key policies for women and families ... and looking ahead to many more!

Urgent Actions

Congress: No one should have to choose between their family and their job!

Congress passed emergency paid leave and paid sick days during the pandemic but let it expire in December. It's time for PERMANENT paid leave and paid sick days policies.

Urge Congress to take action now!

Our Work

  • Reproductive Rights All women deserve unrestricted access to abortion, birth control and comprehensive reproductive health care. Period.
  • Health Justice Health care is a women’s issue. That’s why we’re fighting to protect our care, save Medicaid and ensure high-quality, affordable health care for all.
  • Economic Justice Today’s workplaces must be safe, fair, family friendly and free of discrimination. From #MeToo to paid leave, our nation must show it values women and families.

About Us

Making life better for women and families

When women and families are strong, we are all strong. That’s why we’re fighting back … fighting for change that is long overdue!

Our past is storied, but our focus is on the future

We ground ourselves in the lived experience of women and families, striving to create a society where everyone can live with dignity, respect and security.

Achieving equality for ALL women

To fulfill our mission, we must look inside our organization and intentionally promote racial equity and combat white supremacy, along with all forms of racism, discrimination and oppression.

Urgent Actions

About Us

Congress: No one should have to choose between their family and their job!

Congress passed emergency paid leave and paid sick days during the pandemic but let it expire in December. It's time for PERMANENT paid leave and paid sick days policies.

Urge Congress to take action now!

Making life better for women and families

When women and families are strong, we are all strong. That’s why we’re fighting back … fighting for change that is long overdue!

Our past is storied, but our focus is on the future

We ground ourselves in the lived experience of women and families, striving to create a society where everyone can live with dignity, respect and security.

Achieving equality for ALL women

To fulfill our mission, we must look inside our organization and intentionally promote racial equity and combat white supremacy, along with all forms of racism, discrimination and oppression.

New & Noteworthy

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

We've joined the National Birth Equity Collaborative to produce a series of resources that connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on BIPOC communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive.

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Choosing Health Equity

Choosing Health Equity was designed to surface the numerous decision points that exist in the cycle of health care research, policy and practice — to disrupt standard processes in order to achieve a healthier, equitable, and just society.

Explore the tools and resources today.

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Called to Care

The National Partnership recently released Called to Care: A Racially Just Recovery Demands Paid Family and Medical Leave, which finds that the lack of national paid leave exacerbates harms to the health and economic lives of people of color, particularly women, before and during the pandemic.

The report takes a close look at how people of color have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, yet are less likely to be able to take paid time off of work to care for themselves or a loved one.

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Improving Our Maternity Care Now

The U.S. maternity care system fails to provide many childbearing people and newborns with equitable, respectful, safe, effective, and affordable care. More people die per capita as a result of pregnancy and childbirth in this country than in any other high-income country.

Our new report lifts up four care models decisionmakers must implement for healthier moms and babies.

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Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth

We need systemic change to end this crisis and ensure communities are healthier and more responsive to Black women's needs.

Click the link below to learn more about the disparities and how we can help Black women have the safe and healthy pregnancies and childbirth they deserve.

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