WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Since 2010, the Virginia General Assembly has proposed more than 85 restrictions on reproductive healthcare. More over, the gender wage gap persists—particularly for women of color—and paid family leave is only mandated for state employees. Women in Virginia continue to be challenged by inequality in the decisions they make around how and when to raise their families. 

The Virginia General Assembly Did Little for Women’s Rights

Despite women taking a record number of legislative seats in Virginia, holding 38 out of the 140 seats, very little women's rights legislation was passed...

The Virginia General Assembly Is Still Voting Like It’s 1982

Although the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was given another chance this year, Virginia women are getting a sense of deja vu. “For the first...

Virginia Panel Defeats Equal Pay Bill

Susan Clarke Schaar has been serving as the clerk of the Virginia Senate for 28 years. Her counterpart, G. Paul Nardo has been the...

First They Marched, Now Virginia Women Demand Their Rights

Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, spoke about the newly elected women to the Virginia House of Delegates at a press conference Monday morning. “First they marched, then...

Three Reproductive Health Bills Die in Committee by One Vote

Caitlin Blunnie was in college when she was sexually assaulted by someone who she thought was a friend. She never spoke about it publicly...