2018 Women's Opportunity Agenda for New York

Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity

2018 Women's Opportunity Agenda for New York

Women's Opportunity Agenda

New York has a long and proud legacy of leading the way to advance women’s rights. From the birth of the women’s rights movement at Seneca Falls to the recent passage of the most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy in the nation, New York continues to champion women’s rights and break down barriers to equality.

In 2018, we will build on this progress and continue to advance equality across all areas of life.

While the federal government seeks to roll back women’s rights, New York State looks toward the future. With these bold set of proposals, the 2018 Agenda will create opportunity for women to succeed in every area: work, health, safety, education and family life.

Women's Opportunity Agenda

When Women Succeed, New York Succeeds


Agenda items include improving access to IVF and providing health insurance coverage for donor breast milk.


Agenda items include removing firearms from domestic abusers and extending the storage time for rape kits.


Agenda items include closing the gender wage gap and combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Women's Opportunity Agenda

Advance Equality, Promote Opportunity


Agenda items include giving access to computer science and engineering and ensuring access to menstrual products in public schools.


Agenda items include ensuring equal access to diaper changing stations in public restrooms and establishing the Child Care Availability Task Force.


The Council on Women and Girls

We're making New York a model of equality and opportunity for the nation to follow.

2018 Women's Opportunity Agenda

"We will be the change required by this moment."


Advancing Women's Rights

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