gender equality

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) wears a button supporting passage of the Equal Rights Amendment as she waits to speak during a news conference with members of the Democratic Women's Caucus prior to State of the Union on February 4, 2020.
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Kim Glovas
February 10, 2020 - 4:30 am
This week, the United States House and Senate could clear the way for the Equal Rights Amendment to be made into law. Both houses are considering resolutions to remove the deadline for ratifying the ERA. Read more here.
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Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 8, 2020.
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AP News
January 15, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in what was seen as a momentous victory by women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution. Read more here.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claps after listening to students sing opera at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 11:33 am
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the winner of this year's $1 million Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture. The award announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute honors Ginsburg for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support for the rule of...
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The Women on Boards report was released at the Forum of Executive Women leadership breakfast.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 17, 2019 - 12:27 pm
A new report released Thursday morning at the annual Forum of Executive Women leadership breakfast indicates that gender equality is lacking at the executive level of Philadelphia's top 100 companies.
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November 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Is a new California law a step toward gender equality or gender discrimination? Depends whom you ask. Even as California Gov. Jerry Brown was praising Senate Bill 826 and signing it into law, he expressed his concern that...
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In this July 19, 2018 file photo, Jodie Whittaker speaks at the "Doctor Who" during Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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October 08, 2018 - 1:56 pm
By John Carucci, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who "a step in the right direction" when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn't feel that she's broken a glass ceiling because there's more work to be done. Moments...
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