Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

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On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we would like to highlight Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fact Sheet entitled “
A Decade Without Improvement: Native Women and the Wage Gap” which states the following:

  • Native American women must work 20 months to make the same amount White men make in 12 months 
  • The gender wage gap for Native women has not improved at all over the last decade 
  • Lower earnings make it even harder for Native women and their families to navigate crises like the COVID-19 pandemic 

Institute for Women’s Policy Research suggests the solution is to pursue policies specifically focused on equity, like: 

  • ensuring essential service and care work is valued
  • actively combatting race and gender discrimination
  • securing living wages, paid leave, health care, and quality/affordable childcare and eldercare