Gender Equity Taskforce
Welcome to MYD’s Gender Equity Taskforce! We focus on local issues affecting women’s rights, reproductive health and professional advancement.
Our Taskforce aims to maintain New York’s status as a progressive, egalitarian state by pushing gender equality further into our legislation, education and local communities.
Our work is divided into three pillars: community outreach, political action and education. We use these pillars as guidelines to address local issues that affect gender equality in New York.
Our members regularly engage through monthly meetings, letter-writing workshops, educational panels and live streams. We strive to channel these activities for key elections, policy decisions on the state level regarding women’s rights, reproductive health, and gender equality in the workforce.
To get involved, email EquityTF@gomyd.com or join us for one of our monthly meetings or other regular events!
MYD’s Gender Equity task force sits down with Amanda Litman, founder of Run for Something!
On May 22, 2018, the Trump-Pence Administration along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar officially put forward a new proposed rule that would undermine the ability of healthcare facilities receiving federal funding through Title X to provide full and accurate information on reproductive healthcare to their patients and prevent … Continued
Article Written By: Morgan Brock-Smith, Gender Equity Taskforce As we celebrate Women’s History Month this year, it is hard to ignore the challenges we have faced throughout the past 12 months. After coming the closest we ever have to seeing a woman elected to the presidency of the United States only to lose out … Continued
Closing the “Boyfriend Loophole” is a vital step in protecting domestic violence survivors. What you can do is simple, send the below letter to your Senator or Congressmember, urging them to pass this Act. Please note, in order to have your individual voice be heard, you must add a sentence or two that makes this … Continued