Select a story below to learn why we need a Women’s Equality Agenda and how it will impact real women’s lives.
“No one should be forced to choose between a paycheck and a healthy pregnancy.”
“I was called a prostitute even though I was a child, even though I was a trafficking victim.”
“New York must ensure that all pregnant women receive the care they need, when they need it, right here.”
“It’s still hard for me to believe that I was put in the position of choosing between staying on the job while pregnant, and the health of my baby.”
61% of private sector workers are discouraged or prohibited from sharing their salaries–this means many employers are able to get away with paying women less than men for doing the same work.