COVID-19 Showed the Need for Paid Leave & Wage Increases for Working Women of Color

The lack of equity in income and wealth shapes the way women of color can respond to social and financial crises, sometimes escalating minor financial setbacks into an array of economic hardships which make a recovery difficult. Women of color are, unfortunately, at the center of economic inequality and most in need of paid leave and wage increases.

COVID-19’s toll on mental health

How is your stress level? Are you feeling anxious? If you answered pretty high or yes, you are not alone. The pandemic’s impact on mental health is significant and well-documented.

Women and COVID-19 Financial Recovery: Understanding Stigma and Financial Services Deserts

Understanding the distinct consumer needs of different consumer segments is fundamental to engaging with individuals who experience financial vulnerability and stigma as they approach a post-pandemic financial recovery. Organizations can help to play an important role in supporting customers with their personal financial recovery.

The BIPOC Caregiver

Our care systems, deeply rooted in racial and gender inequities for those providing paid and unpaid care work, are in need of an overhaul.

Women need child care; child care needs to change

Having access to affordable child care is essential to having labor force participation from women, who, due to sexist societal and traditional gender roles combined with lower wages than men, struggle between workforce participation or the care and education of their children.

Women in Crisis: NCRC launches a popup publishing series about America’s First Female Recession.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll publish essays from NCRC staff, members, local leaders and national partners who can give a voice to the concerns, issues and solutions for women, specifically Black, indigenous and women of color, who have been living through and managing this health and economic crisis for the past year. 

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