Why Paid Sick Leave Is Important

Humankind has always worked. Whether hunting or farming, factory or office, work has been necessary. But the face of the work place has changed over the centuries. The now traditional 40-hour work week came out of an environment which required people to work many more hours. In Victorian times, a sixteen hour work day was not unusual for the […]

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Equal Pay Report!

New report on equal pay in New Hampshire combines statistics and citizen feedback September 8nd, 2014 Concord, NH –The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, the Gender Research Institute of Dartmouth and the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire have teamed up to create a new report called Understanding Equal Pay in the Granite State. The brainchild of NHWI […]

The Gender Pay Gap… It Still Exists

EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 8, 2014 The simple truth about the gender pay gap is that it still exists in nearly every occupation, in every state. It hasn’t budged in a decade: full-time, year-round  women workers are paid 77 percent of what men are paid, despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was passed […]

Debora Spar is Coming to the Music Hall!

Coming soon from The Music Hall and The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative: Debora L. Spar and her book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection! Click here for more information!

A Revolutionary Commercial Celebrating Women

During the Golden Globes yesterday, Bing featured an advertisement of women who have inspired the world this year. Played to the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, Bing celebrates all that women have achieved this year and encourages all of us to be brave in 2014. Click Here to see the Advertisement!

Breaking News: Pay Equity Bill for NH

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, and it’s long over due! New Hampshire (as well as Pennsylvania) has introduced Equal Pay bills! After learning about — and sharing with everyone we know, thanks to our Gender Matters series — just how relevant an issue the wage gap still is, this is pretty exciting news for […]

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Men Step Up to Support Women’s Rights and Fight Violence … Stars and Regular Guys Say They Are Ready to Show Up

This story is being reposted from Alternet: May 13, 2013 AlterNet [1] / By Eleanor J. Bader [2] In the immediate aftermath of the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial, many men, both prominent and not, spoke out against sexism, misogyny and what has become known as “rape culture.” “All men should be feminists,” Grammy-winning singer John Legend announced. “If men care […]

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Equal Pay Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy

Connecticut to look into gender wage gap | Gov. Daniel Malloy

Connecticut is going to take a look at wage disparity in their state. Gov. Malloy: It’s time for the state to look for ways to address gender wage disparity Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Labor, led by Commissioner Sharon Palmer, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, led […]

New Hampshire is first state in the nation to have all-woman delegation and governor

New Hampshire makes history for women

This Election Day, New Hampshire became first state with an all-woman delegation and a woman governor. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte were joined by U.S. Representative-elects Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter last night to become the nation’s first ever all-female delegation. Maggie Hassan becomes the nation’s only female Democrat governor.    

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