Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by Noreen Farrell

When it comes to fair pay, “don’t just be an ally. Be a co-conspirator.”

April 5, 2019 | by

As we raise awareness about the gender wage gap this week for Equal Pay Day 2019, I’ve been thinking about what a difference a few years make in the fight for fair pay. Women workers calling out...
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Our Bodies on the Line: Latina Equal Pay and #MeToo

November 1, 2018 | by

By Noreen Farrell and Mónica Ramírez This piece was originally published by Luz Collective, and cross-posted here with permission.    Nearly one year ago exactly, we experienced a watershed moment...
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Next week, we vote for women’s equality in the workplace

October 31, 2018 | by

By: Joi Chaney & Noreen Farrell This blog is being cross-posted on Joi Chaney’s Medium Page, Noreen Farrell’s Medium Page, and the United State of Women’s Forbes Page.   As the nation reflects...
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Equal Rights Advocates Sues Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education: Campus Sexual Misconduct and Violence is Gender Discrimination

January 25, 2018 | by

Achieving gender justice and equity is a key part in the broader fight for human rights and social justice. In 1976, Equal Rights Advocates led appellate briefing to clarify that Title IX prohibits...
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Maria’s Workplace is #OursToo: Stopping the Epidemic of Sexual Violence Against Female Janitors

January 16, 2018 | by

Each day when I sit down in my office with a warm cup of coffee, I fix the photo on my desk of my two girls. I look at the sea of folders and papers in front of me, certain that justice is defended...
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Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. Day, We March On

January 12, 2018 | by

This weekend, we remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to shine truth on oppression and injustice. We honor his legacy and the work that remains to ensure the American promise can...
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In This Lifetime Please: Why We Can’t Wait 216 Years to Close the Latina Pay and Wealth Gap

November 7, 2017 | by

This piece was co-authored by Mónica Ramírez, Deputy Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). It originally appeared on Medium.  A new report released just last week by...
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It’s the System, Stupid: Why Weinstein Isn’t Just About Weinstein

October 27, 2017 | by

This post originally appeared on Executive Director Noreen Farrell’s Medium account. There’s more to this story than just one bad actor. Don’t get me wrong. Harvey Weinstein has revealed himself...
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Equal Means Equal – We Need the Equal Rights Amendment Now

August 22, 2017 | by

It has been over 40 years since the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress. And yet, its one-sentence declaration that equality of rights cannot be denied based on sex...
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Remembering the Whole Wealth Equation on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

July 31, 2017 | by

This piece has been co-authored by Noreen Farrell, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates and Teresa Younger, President & CEO of the Ms. Foundation. Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a...
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