Oakland students benefited from our school reform campaign to improve outcomes for young women of color
Won in settlements and verdicts for women and girls challenging discrimination
Too many girls receive early messages that they shouldn’t pursue science or sports, or that they shouldn’t report sexual violence. One in five women will be victim of an assault or attempted assault while in college. Girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys.
Our Strong Girls Initiative seeks to enforce existing laws and advocate for new policies that ensure all students can go to school safe from the threat of sexual harassment and unburdened by gender stereotypes.
An existing gap in the enforcement of the law leaves working women and their children behind. Poverty, lack of job mobility, and fear of employer retaliation keep far too many workers silent in the face of unfair treatment. Studies confirm that women, people of color, and low-wage workers are much less likely to have access to legal representation.
Our initiatives include advice and counseling through a unique national hotline for women workers and their families, "Know Your Rights" toolkits for workers and advocates helping them understand the law, and a range of fellowship, clerkship, and internship programs to prepare the next generation of women’s rights advocates.
Working women disproportionately encounter barriers to fair employment, from sexual harassment to the glass ceiling to wage disparities. They remain concentrated in low-wage jobs and make up 2/3 of the minimum wage workforce. The gender wage gap – women making on average 78 cents to a man’s dollar – has not budged in ten years, impacting women in nearly every industry.
Our Women at Work Initiative seeks to remove systemic barriers to women’s economic security, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and unequal pay. Projects include Stronger California, California’s first women’s economic agenda and Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues, lifting up women in male-dominated industries like the trades, through enforcement, education and community-building.
@equalrightsadv OUR movement. Always has been. #womenshistorymonth
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@equalrightsadv We’re here at @usfca’s annual Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Symposium in downtown San Francisco, meeting some awesome ladies & recruiting them to team ERA. Get involved! Our weekly Action Alerts keep you up to speed on the latest gender justice news & give you quick, easy opportunities to fight back ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 Link in bio!
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@equalrightsadv “My colleagues at @equalrightsadv span every generation of the movement, and they are among the most talented and visionary women I know fighting for the most underserved communities.” ✨ Women in the legal field are making history NOW. Know someone we should highlight for #womenshistorymonth? Tell us about her & we may feature her story for WHM. Link in bio.
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@equalrightsadv Summoning the strength of our foremothers for another week of patriarchy smashing 🙏🏿🙏🏽🙏🏾#womenshistorymonth
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@equalrightsadv Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the fierce warriors out there!
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@equalrightsadv Our Communications team is at @twitter today learning new tools to better reach student survivors of campus sexual assault where they are at @wakeintl’s #tech2empower conference. Thanks @cherylcontee, @kanter & Kanika Raney for imparting knowledge!
2 weeks ago
@equalrightsadv Research labs & academic sciences have a MAJOR problem with sexual harassment and gender discrimination. But we’re partnering with the Network for Women In Science at @scrippsresearch (the world's most influential research institution) to change that. Read about our innovative project to shift lab power dynamics and expose toxic behavior in the sciences at equalrights.org 👩🏾🔬🧬🔬🧫
3 weeks ago
@equalrightsadv The first American woman athlete to wear a hijab while competing for Team USA in the Olympics, @ibtihajmuhammad is now on a mission to inspire young Muslim girls & girls of color with her children’s book “The Proudest Blue” & a hijab-wearing, Olympic fencing Barbie 😍😍 #theproudestblue #representationmatters #BlackHistoryIsNow
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@equalrightsadv Today’s #BlackHistoryIsNow modern-day history maker is also our #MondayMotivation: @charlenecarruthers is a badass and inspirational creator, mobilizer, and movement builder. Her book "UNAPOLOGETIC: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements" is a contemporary instruction guide for social change. Haven’t read it yet? You should.
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