Posts By: National Organization for Women

Walmart and Sex Discrimination

Walmart employs 815,000 women — 57 percent of its U.S. workforce — and has a history of unfair treatment of these female employees: they are often underpaid, underrepresented and given few opportunities for advancement.

What You Need to Know About Women and Immigration

In many cases immigrant women are more hesitant to report incidents of harassment because the perpetrator holds a position of power and may threaten to fire them or call immigration if they seek help. Undocumented women in abusive relationships often face similar barriers to reporting acts of violence. A partner may discourage the woman from leaving the relationship using the threat of deportation or separation from their children.

Restaurant Industry Workers Speak Out

A new book, Behind the Kitchen Door by Saru Jayaraman, is a revealing account of the restaurant industry seen through the eyes of its workers. One of the largest private employment sectors, this growing industry employs more than 10 million workers, many of whom struggle to make ends meet.

Advocating for an Inclusive VAWA

On Feb. 12, the Senate passed an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that would include provisions for previously-unprotected groups. Last week, the House revealed its own version of VAWA: a watered-down, non-inclusive bill that cuts out these protections. Sound familiar?