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Closing the Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the wage gap between women and men has narrowed over time: women working full time earned 62...

Sexual Harassment of Female Farmworkers

In the United States, there are an estimated 2.4 million farmworkers laboring on farms and ranches, with 25.5 percent of the workers being women. Approximately...

U.S. Bail System Disproportionately Affects Women Inmates

Over 30% of people incarcerated in US jails cannot afford bail. Bail conditions are set by a judge, often within 24 to 48 hours...

Violence Against Transgender Women

Violence against transgender people has risen 36% since 2013.  As the current administration revokes trans rights and sets new transphobic policies, this rate is...

Women’s Equality in Corporate Leadership

Globally, women are vastly underrepresented in leadership roles. Gender equality is a human right, but the gap persists in the opportunities and decision-making power...

Discrimination and Violence Against Muslim Women in the U.S.

For the third year in a row, Muslims have been more likely to report experiencing religious discrimination. In the United States, 61% of Muslims...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Unemployment Among Women?

Unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women. Though times are uncertain for everyone, women and minorities are overrepresented in the unemployment data....

Public Transportation: Grounds for Sex Trafficking

Current research on women’s mobility focuses on individual, social, and cultural factors that influence the use of the public transport system. Public transportation systems...

Environmental Threats to Women’s Health

Proper management of hazardous waste is of the utmost importance to the health and wellbeing of people in the United States. According to the...

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The Drake Institute of Women's Policy is a national, nonpartisan, public policy think tank with locations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. We provide informational...

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