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Starting the Conversation: Using a Gender Lens in Your Grantmaking

Publication date: 
12/2016
Philanthropy New York's Funders for Gender Equity are pleased to present "Starting the Conversation: Using a Gender Lens in Your Grantmaking," a tool to help funders look at their organizations and grantmaking through a gender equity lens. The group used the following resources to develop this tool: Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected by African American Policy Forum in partnership with the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies http://rocunited.org/infographic-who-are-tipped-workers/ http://rocunited.org/...
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Women in Leadership: Why It Matters

Publication date: 
05/2016
It’s no secret that women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in the economy. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in important decision-making.
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New Infographic Series: Shining a Spotlight on Black Girls

Publication date: 
05/2016
Schott is pleased to release our latest series of infographics, this time focusing on the barriers facing Black girls in our public schools. Only through using both a race and gender lens can we see — and fix — the unique systemic problems that Black girls must deal with on a daily basis. Unfair discipline practices. Disinvestment from curriculum. Lack of supports for girls who face familial responsibilities. High rates of exposure to sexual harassment and violence. Lack of resources for counseling and addressing trauma. These are barriers that should — and must — come down. And only through...
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An Opportunity to Address Menstrual Health and Gender Equity

Publication date: 
05/2016
An Opportunity to Address Menstrual Health and Gender Equity Menstruation is a monthly challenge for billions of women and girls worldwide. On any given day, more than 800 million girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating. Challenges with menstruation go beyond practical management to issues that affect the girl and her role in the community. While more governments, funders, and other actors are now addressing issues related to menstrual health, many existing efforts are disparate and siloed, and the field lacks the research needed to mobilize more...
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Breaking Through: Harnessing the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Publication date: 
03/2016
As technology disrupts entire industries in New York City, another disruption is taking place right alongside—a flood of women entrepreneurs in virtually every industry in the city. Women founders of all ages, races and ethnicities are creating jobs, bolstering the city’s economy, strengthening families and neighborhoods, and providing new and creative solutions to the problems of modern life. Fueled by advances in technology, lowered barriers to entry and recession era lay-offs, women throughout the city—from stay-at-home moms to fashion designers and finance pros—are starting and growing...
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Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs

Publication date: 
03/2016
This report addresses women’s access to well-paid, growing, middle-skill jobs (jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree). It documents sex segregation in middle-skill jobs, and discusses how gender integration of good jobs could both reduce skill-shortages and improve women’s economic security. The report focuses on middle-skill “target” occupations in manufacturing, information technology, and transportation, distribution, and logistics that have high projected job openings and that typically employ few women. Using an innovative methodology based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net...
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Evidence of Housing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: An Analysis of Complaints Filed with State Enforcement Agencies, 2008-2014

Publication date: 
02/2016
LGBT people use sexual orientation and gender identity housing non-discrimination laws as frequently as people of color and women use race and sex non-discrimination laws, according to a new analysis of complaints filed with state enforcement agencies conducted by Christy Mallory, senior counsel, and Brad Sears, executive director, at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.
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