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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