Women’s Equality Agenda
The Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA) will update our New York State laws to reflect the reality of women’s lives today.
The legislation aims to level the playing field for the women and families of New York by preserving our access to reproductive health care, ensuring fair treatment at work, and helping survivors of violence.
Specifically, the measures would help pregnant workers, girls trafficked in the sex trade, women abused by their intimate partners, and employees facing sexual harassment or pay discrimination.
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Why We Need WEA
The measures of the Women’s Equality Agenda reflect the complexity of women’s lives – economic security, access to reproductive health, and freedom from violence are all essential to women’s equality.
The Women’s Equality Agenda would help the 10 million women of New York and their families. Currently, not one measure of WEA has become law. We cannot let politics stand in the way of women’s lives.
What WEA Would Do
- Secure equal pay
- End sexual harassment
- Stop employment discrimination
- Provide fair access to housing
- Expand access to justice
- Support domestic violence victims
- Fight human trafficking
- End pregnancy discrimination
- Safeguard reproductive health
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