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Posted on June 10, 2014 by NCRW Communications
- By Gail Cooper and Isabel Jenkins -Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay discrimination in the US. Fast-forward to 2014, women of all backgrounds still make less a week than men, finds a study by American Association of University Women. Both Latinas and African American women make 11 percent less their male counterparts, while the gap for White women (22 percent) and Asian women (21) was slightly higher. Although many factors contribute, the root of the wage gap may lie in the way American society views gender, families and industry.
Posted on May 06, 2013 by NCRW Communications
As many of us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, at least 5,100 U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrant parents won’t be with their mothers.  These children are currently living in foster care because their parents have been either detained or deported.  In “Mothers Without Borders: Undocumented Immigrant Mothers Facing Deportation and the Best Interests of Their U.S. Citizen Children,” Satya Grace Kaskade, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, examines how deportation of undocumented immigrants affects the U.S.
Posted on December 19, 2012 by Shyama Venkateswar
A recent New York Times editorial states that under the Obama administration the homeless population has remained steady. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provided $840 billion as stimulus monies included a $1.5 billion program that providing housing, rental assistance and temporary aid to people who had suddenly become homeless. But the editorial also notes, while conditions might be improving for homeless individuals, things are bleak for families with children. The National Women’s Law Center reported findings that in 2010, over 40 percent of single-mother families were poor; African-American and Hispanic single-mothers families living in poverty were 48 percent and 50 percent respectively.
Posted on December 05, 2012 by Renee Edwards
*By Lily Rossow-GreenbergBy now we’ve all seen this video of a police officer giving a homeless man a pair of boots, however, we need to take a moment think about the true face of homelessness and poverty in New York City. Of the 50,000 people experiencing homelessness more than 20,000 are children, as reported by the Coalition for Homelessness. There are over 11,000 families living in shelters and, according to a 2005 Vera Institute of Justice report for NYC Department of Homeless services, 89% are headed by women.
Posted on November 15, 2011 by Vivienne Heston-Demirel
Jobs Bill, Obama
Posted on September 21, 2011 by Vivienne Heston-Demirel
By Linda Basch, PhD*
Posted on March 31, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
This week Radhika Balakrishnan—the new Executive Director of the Center for Global Women’s Leadership—and James Heintz—co-author with Nancy Folbre of The Ultimate Field Guide to the U.S. Economy—asked the question, “What does the financial crisis have to do with human rights?” This question is refreshing amidst the endless, morbid data on just how bad the crisis is and how much people are suffering. The question offers a pathway to sustainable economic recovery by emphasizing the essential relationship between a government and its people.
Posted on March 16, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
There has been a lot of talk about the gender dimensions of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery efforts--most notably the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But there has been little actual data.
Posted on March 15, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
March 15, 2010 posted by admin
Posted on March 15, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
March 11, 2010 posted by admin Just in time for International Women's Day, Roxanne Taylor of Accenture offers us a "silver lining in the dark cloud of joblessness": women's resiliance. When times get tough, companies look to employees who are flexible, resiliant, and will ensure the company's future success. Says Roxanne,