STATE of the WOMAN

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WORK

  • 1 in 3 women aged 18-34 have been sexually harassed at work.

  • Women of color are less likely to finish college, 19% of Latinx women and 21% of African American complete college compared to 44% of white women.

  • African American women earn 60 cents and Latina women earn just 55 cents for every dollar white men earn—the largest disparity of any ethnic group.

 
 

HEALTH

  • Women denied abortion access through the closure of more than half of Texas’ abortion clinics (which has disproportionately occurred in communities of color) are three times more likely to fall into poverty.

  • With its refusal to expand Medicaid, Texas has the highest percentage as well as the highest raw number of uninsured people in the country. The largest percentage of those uninsured persons are women of color.

  • Certain areas of Texas experience some of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the entire country, with particularly negative impacts on communities of color.

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SAFETY

  • 80% of people killed by firearms annually by intimate partners in the U.S. are women and Texas is one of many states that do not require relinquishment of firearms by persons convicted of domestic assault or who are under domestic assault protective orders. Black Americans make up 14% of the population and yet, of the 1600 women killed by men with guns in 2013, 28% of the victims were black women.

  • Texas is second only to California in the number of women who fall prey to sex traffickers, accounting for 665 of the 7600 nationwide reports of sex trafficking victims in 2016.

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/news/a36453/cosmopolitan-sexual-harassment-survey/

  2. https://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2015/09/Fulfilling-Americas-Future-Latinas-in-the-U.S.-2015-Final-Report.pdf

  3. http://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/workplace/fair-pay/americas-women-and-the-wage-gap.pdf

  4. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/women-denied-abortions-are-significantly-more-likely-to-experience-poverty-2018-01-18

  5. https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/12/census-report-finds-45-million-texans-are-still-uninsured/

  6. http://forabettertexas.org/sotc2016/kc16_web.pdf

  7. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-violence-women_us_5931668be4b0c242ca232990 & http://vpc.org/press/more-than-1600-women-murdered-by-men-in-one-year-new-study-finds/

  8. https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/texas-human-trafficking-epidemic-among-worst-in-nation