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Equality Can't Wait
Equality Can’t Wait is an initiative launched by Pivotal Ventures to expand women’s power and influence in the U.S.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 7
A message from and : “Unless we act, the pandemic could trap a generation of girls in a cycle of poverty—and shortchange the world of the talents and ideas these girls have to offer.”
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 5
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As wrote: “If there were ever an excuse for inaction, there isn’t one anymore. To ensure a fast and inclusive recovery, governments, business leaders and investors need to make caregiving a priority.”
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 5
Here’s a stat that should have us all worried about the effect the pandemic is having on working moms: Among heterosexual couples with kids under 13, moms “have reduced their work hours four to five times more than fathers.”
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 4
The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge just got bigger. With support from the , the challenge will now award a total of $40 million to the organizations with the boldest ideas to increase women’s power and influence.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 3
Replying to @eqltycantwait
Learn more about the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 3
Replying to @eqltycantwait
The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is designed to be an open, fair, and transparent process. Ask questions live on the webinar or email technical, eligibility, programmatic, or process questions anytime to questions@equalitycantwaitchallenge.org.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 3
Is your organization interested in applying for the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge? Register to attend an informational webinar hosted by at 10 am CT on August 4.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 1
Replying to @eqltycantwait
Interested in applying? Register by September 1 and submit your organization’s application by September 22.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 1
Replying to @eqltycantwait
Learn more about the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge and how you can help make gender equality a reality for all women.
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Equality Can't Wait Aug 1
There is one month left to register for the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge. Imagine a world where we have true gender equality. What would be different?
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 31
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 30
Replying to @eqltycantwait
During the pandemic, photojournalists have turned their lenses inward. Take a look at the full gallery—capturing an intimate look at the power and necessity of caregiving in all its forms—at .
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 30
“I was reminded that domestic space remains undervalued because it is primarily occupied by women and children.” —Photographer and Editor Katie Jett Walls for . .
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
Replying to @eqltycantwait
In 1896, Harriet Tubman, former leader of the Underground Railroad, helped found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) to fight against racism and sexism. The NACW sought to end racial violence, improve communities, and win the vote for women.
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
Replying to @eqltycantwait
Only 5% of all images of historic figures are women of color.* *Representing African American Women in U.S. History Textbooks (2012)
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
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Narratives about powerful and influential figures systematically leave out women. Less than 3% of the words in history textbooks are specifically about women* * Women’s Center: Women Underrepresented in History Textbooks (2015)
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
Replying to @eqltycantwait
In 1965, the Voting Rights Act outlawed literacy tests, poll taxes, and other discriminatory laws, enabling Black women to vote. Voter disenfranchisement continues today.
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
Replying to @eqltycantwait
Harriet Tubman helped found the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) to fight against racism and sexism.
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
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What percentage of words in history textbooks are specifically about women?
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Equality Can't Wait Jul 29
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Many Black women helped get the 19th Amendment ratified but were still denied their right to vote in the decades that followed. In what year did landmark civil rights legislation enable Black women to vote in America?
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