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Up With Women in the Downturn

Thanks to lobbying by women’s advocacy groups, Obama’s stimulus bill offered women a good deal in terms of targeted funds to sectors in which women are employed as well as in human infrastructure investments.

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Roundup: Senate Republicans “Lower Expectations” On Supreme Court Nominee Fight

Republicans “lower expectations” for Supreme Court nomination fight; economic insecurity, adoption, and abortion; experts react to the news that percentage of births to unwed mothers has risen sharply; Tennessee abortion amendment passes House.

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How Economic Recovery Helps Women, Families

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides substantial economic help to women and families. Although it does not include all that we want, it represents a major re-ordering of priorities in funding.

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Report Fails to Measure Effects of Poverty on Peruvian Women

A new report assessing poverty reduction in Peru analyzes socioeconomic status through many lenses — except gender.

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The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Are Rights and Respect

We need a world that supports and respects safe and voluntary motherhood, not just with cards, fancy dinners, and sentiment on one Sunday a year, but by respecting our rights every single day.

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Mothers Deserve More than One Day a Year

If we changed society’s attitudes and policies around mothering and child care, we could give a gift not just to our own moms but to all mothers this Mother’s Day.

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Too Poor to Parent?

Black children are twice as likely to enter U.S. foster care than white children. The culprit: Our inattention to poverty.

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