Women’s Stories



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.”



 Dr. Chasen

“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.