WEA Article 9 – Ending Pregnancy Discrimination

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From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 9. Ending Pregnancy Discrimination (Senate Bill 5880) • Despite our nation’s civil rights laws, workplace discrimination against pregnant women is on the rise, posing a significant threat to family economic security. • Pregnant women, especially low-wage women in physically demanding jobs, frequently get…

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WEA Article 8 – Strengthening laws against Human Trafficking

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From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 8. Strengthening laws against Human Trafficking (Senate Bill 5879) • Because trafficking is often committed behind closed doors, statistics are hard to come by. Whether trafficked into labor or prostitution, women and girls (who constitute the vast majority of victims) are profoundly harmed…

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WEA Article 6 – Ending the irony of arrests of Domestic Violence victims

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From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 6. Ensuring that Victims of Domestic Violence are not punished for “violating” their own Order of Protection (Senate Bill 5877) • An order of protection is a court order directed to the offending party (the respondent) and prohibiting the respondent from contacting the…

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