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IWPR PRIORITY AREAS

IWPR Prepares COVID 19 and Recovery Rapid Response

In these unprecedented times, the IWPR is committed to communicating and addressing the challenges women are facing. IWPR’s new research outlines how policymakers can address the immediate and long term needs of women, their families, and their communities in policy responses to the pandemic.

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IWPR’s Nicole Mason On the Frontlines

That’s right, if you were enjoying your morning coffee on Saturday, that was indeed IWPR’s President and CEO, C. Nicole Mason, talking to CBS this Morning about the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages and employment for women of color and especially women with children.

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I felt like I had to go part-time when my kids were young. This shouldn’t be the norm.

Mothers engage in 300 more hours of paid work per year than they did 40 years ago

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A Win for DC Workers

As of July 1, 2020, DC Paid Family Leave provides workers employed by private employers in the District with benefits lasting up to eight weeks per year

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