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Is it 1970? CARD Act Regulation Demonstrates Credit Challenges Remain for Women

Last week, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau reversed a CARD Act regulation that prevented some stay-at-home mothers from obtaining credit cards on their own.

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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Budget Cuts Threaten Safety and Rights of Survivors of Domestic Violence

For domestic violence (DV) survivors who rely on the state courts for a wide range of services, budget cuts can add an extra layer of difficulty to their pursuit of a life free from abuse.

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No Safe Haven: Shrinking Pool of Affordable Housing Creates Additional Hardship for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Dwindling options for affordable housing create ongoing challenges for survivors of domestic violence.

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In Move That Stunned Advocates, Jerry Brown Vetoes Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

In a move that stunned activists, California’s domestic workers bill of rights was vetoed Sunday. But this will not deter the tenacious organizers at NDWA who are both motivated by love and armed with a multifaceted strategy.

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As Fiftieth Anniversary of Equal Pay Act Nears, Wal-Mart Continues to Defend Unequal Pay Practices

In the decade since the original Wal-Mart v. Dukes suit began, the national gender wage gap has remained steady at 77 cents to the dollar. This case is just one example that there is much, much more work to be done to improve women’s economic status in the US.

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Why Do Venture Capital Funding Disparities for Women-Owned Startups Still Exist?

A recent study revealed that when women pitch their companies as part of a competition in which the prize is a $100,000 check, they perform as well as or better than their male competitors. It’s an encouraging conclusion given that, overall, far less venture capital flows to companies with women founders.

 

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The 47 Percent: Women Make Up the Majority of the Working Poor and Those Reliant on Social Security

Those who insult the middle class and the poor are ignorant about gender and the economic lives of women in the United States.

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There’s a Girl in the Boy’s Board Room: Gender Parity Advocacy Rooted in Pro-Business Language

Photo: Alamy via the Guardian UK.

Advocacy for gender parity on US corporate boards appeals to the American capitalist. The problem is, even this pro-business strategy is moving the needle at a snail’s pace.

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In California, Growing Support For Domestic Workers’ Rights Met By Enforcement and Political Challenges

While laws may not be sufficient on their own — laws never mean much without the advocates who ensure their enforcement — they are a necessary step in improving the labor conditions of domestic workers.

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