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Advocates are headed to the State Capitol for a EQUAL PAY DAY in Louisiana!

Tomorrow is Equal Pay Day -- the day when Louisiana's women’s average earnings finally catch up with men’s average earnings from the previous year. Women in Louisiana earn only 68 cents to every dollar a man makes. This is even worse for black women, who earn only 47.8 cents and Latino women, who earn only 50.9 cents. This is unacceptable, and that’s why tomorrow, we are joining advocates nationwide in demanding equal pay.

Women in Louisiana Prisons: Part 2

“In seeking to understand this gendered difference in the perception of prisoners, it should be kept in mind that as the prison emerged and evolved as the major form of public punishment, women continued to be routinely subjected to forms of punishment that have not been acknowledged as such…”

-Angela Davis

Our Perspectives:How to get involved in sexual assault awareness month

April is sexual assault awareness month – a month dedicated to connecting with survivors, raising public awareness, and educating individuals and the community on how to prevent sexual violence. Ending sexual assault is closely connected to protecting reproductive rights. Violence committed against women violates women’s rights, limits women’s freedom, and threatens women’s physical, mental, and reproductive health.  Sexual assault awareness is important in our fight to support women’s reproductive health and rights.

MEDIA RELEASE: Women Want Answers from Senator Cassidy About the Future of Their Health Care at Town Hall

Women Want Answers from Senator Cassidy About the Future of Their Health Care at Town Hall

 

New Orleans, Louisiana - Advocates for women’s health will attend a town hall with Senator Bill Cassidy to push him to address women’s health care in his new proposal. Senator Cassidy supports the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and has introduced a replacement which failsto ensure coverage for preventative health care services for women.

Our Perspective: Where do young people go to find sexual health education?

When you think of porn, education probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, with laws in place that prohibit schools from teaching comprehensive sex education, adolescents are forced to take matters into their own hands and ask their trusty friend Google. Given the fact that almost every teenager has access to the internet, and that roughly 30% of the internet is made up from pornography, it is not surprising that a recent study found that around 60% of adolescents look to porn to answer their sex-related questions.

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