Current Issues Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination Firing women because they are pregnant, or treating pregnant workers worse than other workers who are also temporarily unable to perform some neev of a job, has been illegal sincewhen Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. When women are pushed out of the workplace, they lose important income and benefits, contributing to a gender wealth gap between men and women.
After they give birth, women workers are the targets of discrimination if they need to pump breast milk to remain on the job. The ACLU has long fought back against these discriminatory practices in the courts and legislatures. More Violence Against Women The ACLU strives for a world in which women and girls live free from violence by challenging discrimination against survivors of violence in housing, employment, education, and government services wman benefits, and by holding governments able for responding to and taking proactive measures to stop the cycle of violence.
Women still have not reached parity with men in earnings. They are frequently pushed out of the workplace when they become pregnant or return to work after having a baby, resulting in amedican insecurity and contributing to lifelong wealth and income disparities. Women still lack full access to traditionally male fields, including the military; they are often amerivan into lower-paying and less desirable jobs; and the industries that are dominated by women remain the least valued.
More Women's Rights in Education The ACLU is working to guarantee all students equal access to educational opportunities and resources in an educational environment free from gender-based stereotypes, violence, and harassment. More Women and Criminal Justice Every day, in courtrooms, legislatures, and the public square, the ACLU fights to ensure that the criminal justice system treats women and girls fairly, protects the health and safety of women in its custody, and facilitates their successful reentry into their communities.