Agatha will fight for women’s rights to reproductive and abortion rights, free access to contraception and reproductive health services, equal pay, paid parental leave and ending violence against women. It is time we live in a gender equal and just society.
We are living in a time where women’s rights are under attack. Although 96% of Americans believe the Equal Rights Amendment that would guarantee equal rights to all citizens without regard to sex has passed, it has not.1 For every dollar earned by men, white women earn 78 cents, black women 64 cents and Latinas 54 cents.2
Trump overturned Title X which now limits funding to women’s reproductive, educational, and counseling services related to family planning and contraception to 4 million clients yearly.3 The President, who has been accused4 of sexually harassing, groping, and raping women, has undone5 the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. This allows government contracting with companies with sexual assault violations.6 Not only in the United States, Trump also expanded the Global Gag Rule that forbids foreign NGOs funded by the U.S. to speak about abortion. This is estimated to kill millions of women and girls worldwide.