National Partnership for Women and Familes

Year
2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Amount
$220,000
Term
2 years

The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Founded in 1971, NPWF has played a leading role in every major civil rights advance for women in the workplace. NPWF has spearheaded national campaigns in support of key policies that protect women and families, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. More recently, it played a critical role in promoting and shaping the historic health care reform law that ushers in a new era of opportunities to expand access to quality, affordable health care for women and families. This grant supports a low-wage worker and women of color initiative within its Work and Family and Workplace Fairness Programs. The two programs focus on advancing equal pay and paid leave policies as a means to achieve gender equity in the workplace and strengthen economic security for all workers.  NPWF will work with stakeholders at the national, state, and local levels to deepen the engagement of female low-wage workers and women of color in the fight for these policies, and will produce tools and materials that explain the importance of these policies for low-wage workers and women of color.