The Working Woman's Bill of Rights

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Despite the passage of critical civil rights legislation, women are still undervalued in our economy.

To break this cycle, we need to enact comprehensive and integrated protections, accommodations, and services that eliminate existing gender-based penalties. We must reimagine the workplace as a place of equal opportunity for ALL women. To do so, the following 13 cross-cutting protections must be meaningfully reflected in our law and enforced.



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A Legislative Advocacy Framework for Women's Economic Equality

 A fair and equitable workplace free of discrimination and retaliation

 

 Freedom from sexual harassment in the workplace

 

 Equal pay

 

 A living wage and fair wage practices

 

 Equal access to higher paying jobs, economic opportunities, and leadership pathways

 

 A safe workplace with fair practices

 

 Workplace support for survivors of gender-based violence

 

The ability to decide if and when to have a child and to do so safely

 

 Fair treatment during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and after childbirth

 

 The ability to be caregivers without financial penalty

 

 The ability to work and obtain an education after having a child

 

 Meaningful access to economic stability and opportunity for all women

 

 

Freedom to act collectively

 

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