"If I could choose an amendment to add to the Constitution, it would be the Equal Rights Amendment. I think we have achieved that through legislation, but legislation can be repealed, it can be altered. So I would like my granddaughters, when they pick up the Constitut...

August 26, 2019

You’ve likely seen mentions of Women’s Equality Day (WED) on your social media and in your email today. You’re not alone if you’ve wondered what WED is or why we are celebrating it. Or, like us, maybe you’re struggling with reconciling commemorating a day recognized as...

"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."

- Ida B. Wells

The passage of the 19th Amendment, August 26th, 1920, celebrated today as “Women’s Equality Day”, is to be remembered in American History as a landmark achievement made possible after deca...

Pay equality has been the talk of the town recently, but it is no secret that women earn less than men across most, if not all, occupations for doing similar work. But good news! In July, workers in New York who allege wage discrimination by their employers have a new...

August 14, 2019

On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed a set of amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), providing stronger protections for women, LGBTQ individuals, and all other classes protected under the law. The Gender Equality Law Center worked with coalitions of em...

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