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A new report from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) provides a timely snapshot of the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and mothers. While men have returned to the workforce at pre-pandemic levels, the report finds 1.1 million fewer women are in the labor force today than in February 2020. NWLC’s research shines a light on this issue and others we must address for a more equitable future.
Take action to support women, in your own communities and around the world:
Support policy efforts for gender equality.
Visit the National Women’s Law Center to share your story, sign a petition or donate to help protect women from sexual violence, defend their rights to healthcare, and secure equality in the workplace and schools.Take Action
Support ethical newsrooms that foster female talent.
Subscribe or donate to The 19th, an independent newsroom that reports on gender, politics, and policy, and prioritizes hiring members of traditionally under-represented communities.Get Involved
Use your voice to advocate for global vaccine equity.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health crisis, it’s also an economic one that has devastated many women’s livelihoods. Join Global Citizen’s call to increase vaccine distribution to those in poverty worldwide, so they can begin to rebuild their economies and get women back to work.Sign Up
Support women of color innovating digital, civil, and human rights.
Donate to Equity Engine, which empowers Black women and women of color to instigate social change by supporting them via education, investments, mentorship, and mutual aid.Give
Use your voice to advocate for paid family leave.
Support workers organizing for paid sick leave, in and outside of your workplace.
Explore resources for advocating for paid leave where you work.Learn More
Make post-pandemic workplaces work better for moms.
Donate to the Marshall Plan for Moms, an organization reimagining a future of work in which women are valued and supported for their labor.Give
Offer a mother an afternoon of childcare.
When surveyed, mothers often say what they would like most is time alone. Commit to donating your time to give her some back.
Help a woman return to the workforce.
Set up a free coaching session or donate clothes to Smart Works UK, which prepares women for all aspects of the job search — from mock interviews, to wardrobe and CV review.Get Involved
Inspire others to use their voices by using your own.
Pledge your support for CARE’s #HerVoice campaign, which calls on individuals to put their voices into action for women everywhere. Start by sharing with your network what #HerVoice means to you.Pledge
Contribute to safe spaces for women in your community, and the policies that help them.
Become an advocate for the YWCA, whose chapters work on local and federal levels to tackle domestic abuse, racism, child care support for working families, voting rights, and more.Take Action
Expand a woman’s professional network
Take 10 minutes to connect a woman to someone who could be beneficial to her career.
Support work that helps change how schools, hospitals, and the juvenile justice system treat marginalized girls.
Donate to the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity, which develops policy solutions for more just treatment of women and girls of color in healthcare, education, and the justice system.Give
Contribute to mental health services and resources for Black women in the UK.
Donate or purchase merchandise from Black Minds Matter UK, which connects Black individuals and families with free mental health services by professional Black therapists.Get Involved
Donate menstrual hygiene products to women, so that they can work and go to school.
Communities in India continue to be plagued by stigmas and taboos about women’s menstrual cycles. Donate to Myna Mahila, an organization working to bring critical supplies — which are linked to better attendance at school and work — to women and communities dwelling in slums.Give
Provide a meal for a Ukrainian woman in crisis.
Donate to World Central Kitchen, which provides chef-prepared meals to people impacted by natural and humanitarian disasters — including current on-the-ground efforts in Ukraine.Give
Deliver a meal to someone impacted by illness.
Volunteer to pack and prepare meals with Project Angel Food, an LA-based organization that delivers healthy food to the critically ill and vulnerable — a group whose caregivers are overwhelmingly female.Take Action
Celebrate with treats from a bakery giving women a second chance.
Order cakes, brownies, and more from The U.K.’s Luminary Bakery, which offers women facing homelessness, domestic abuse, and poverty a training program with a path to employability, entrepreneurship, and transferable skills.Place an Order
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