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The Politics of Work and Family

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6. Never Done: Women's Domestic Labor
7. Industrialization, Wage Labor, and the Economic Gender Gap
8. Workers & Mothers: Feminist Social Policies

6. Never Done: Women's Domestic Labor

Primary source documents from feminist history

The 1979 Homemakers Bill of Rights introduced in 96th Congress by the National Organization for Women.

Contemporary organizations and resources

Women continue to perform domestic labor for pay, and migrant domestic workers often face particular obstacles to fair treatment. Two organizations that address these issues are: the European Network for Migrant Domestic Workers and The Break the Chain Campaign.

International Women for Valuing Women's Unwaged Work

The National Partnership for Work and Families seeks to promote fairness in the workplace, access to affordable healthcare, and policies

Institute for Women's Policy Research --resources on poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family, health care, domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.

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7. Industrialization, Wage Labor, and the Economic Gender Gap

Primary source documents from feminist history

A 1915 document on organizing women into trade unions, by Alice Henry

Contemporary organizations and resources

UN Women: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women promotes women's empowerment and gender equality in all levels of development planning within the UN.

In 2010, U.S. women were paid 77 cents for every dollar men received. The Equal Pay site of the AFL-CIO offers information about equal pay policies, legislation, and statistics.

SweatFree Communities is a network dedicated to helping sweatshop workers improve working conditions and form strong, independent unions.

Global Exchange is a nonprofit group in the U.S. that fosters fair trade shopping and activist resources.

Professional organizations for women in the U.S. include The American Women's Medical Association and the National Association for Female Executives

The American Association of University Women has fostered women's professional careers in the U.S. since the late nineteenth century

The African Centre for Gender and Development is an economic organization devoted to reducing poverty and developing women's leadership abilities

Made in China: The Role of U.S. Companies In Denying Human and Worker Rights by the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights


Women and Work Data

Recommended films:

Sin City Diary by Rachel Rivera explores the lives of women who work as prostitutes around the U.S. Navy base at Subic Bay in the Philippines

The Global Assembly Line 

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

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8. Workers & Mothers: Feminist Social Policies

Primary source documents from feminist history

The 1908 U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Muller v. Oregon

Contemporary organizations and resources

The Feminist Majority Foundation is a U.S. feminist organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, non-violence, and a wealth of research resources.

Equal Rights Advocates focuses on litigation and advocacy to secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls.

The National Women's Law Center offers legal analysis of various U.S. women's issues.

The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, advocates fair wages.

Logo for Welfare Warriors: giant sun in background with rays emanatingThe Welfare Warriors is a dynamic collective dedicated to the premise that "motherhood IS work and must be paid and prioritized by the community and in the workplace."

In the U.S., the Coalition of Labor Union Women is "America's only national organization for union women." The site includes updates on union organizing and pending legislation

Learn more about SEWA, the Self Employed Women's Association of India

The Women's Economic Agenda Project are seeking economic justice for poor women in California

Fairwear is an Australian-based coalition committed to securing a living wage, safe working conditions, and the right to organize for garment workers.

The Grameen Bank is best known for its innovative microcredit loan program that makes small no-collateral loans to poor women in Bangladesh to enable them to become self-employed.

On men's parenting networks, see The Dad Man's resources on Dads and Daughters

Men's activists are talking about At Home Dads

Women in Prison (U.K.) seeks to effect change within the women's prison system, and offers education and training to women prisoners


U.S. Prison Data How gender and race influence growing rates of incarceration in the U.S.

Women & Welfare Data

Recommended film

Through Chinese Women's Eyes by Mayfair Yang

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