#TimesUp for the Nonprofit Gender Gap

From limited leadership roles to unequal pay to sexual harassment, the nonprofit community is coming to terms with its own #MeToo moment.

Childcare Workers are Striking for Economic and Gender Justice in Australia

Late last week, hundreds of childcare centers across Australia shut their doors in order for their workers, historically underpaid and widely under-appreciated, to walk off the job as part of a national strike for higher wages.

The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

More than two-thirds of teenagers work while still in school—and the wage gap starts before they graduate.

I Filed Two Sexual Harassment Complaints—And It Was Hard Work

Before there were scores of #MeToo stories, there were legions of women who suffered the same thing and whose stories remain largely untold. I was one of those women.

A Dangerous Burden

Each day, thousands of single mothers and divorced women carry back-breaking amounts of Spanish goods across the frontier from Cueta and Melilla to Morocco.

Rural Business Networks Put Women Entrepreneurs Out Front

As the UN turns its attention to rural women, we look at the power of networks to boost women’s rural businesses, family income, and gender equality.

The Fear of Sexual Harassment is Robbing Women of Work Around the World

As long as sexual harassment is tolerated and those who perpetrate it can do so with impunity, women’s ability to earn a living for themselves and their families will be unfairly curtailed.

The West Virginia Teachers Strike is Over—And the Teachers Won

Nine days after 19,488 teachers walked out of their classrooms to strike for better pay, West Virginia Governor James Justice approved legislation giving all state employees a five percent raise.

Breaking New Ground for Paid Leave in the South

On October 1, the city of Austin, Texas will become one of only a handful of cities in the U.S. that require a basic benefit to workers that many other countries already grant on a national level—paid sick leave.

It’s Long Past Time for the U.S. to Invest in Women Workers

Although the Great Recession can surely not be understood to have been a positive time for women in the workforce, it demonstrated the resiliency and importance of women in the U.S. economy. But the recovery told a different story.

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