Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Oxfam America, Inc.

Equality Starts Here: Advancing Black Women's Rights in the South

This coalition comprising of Oxfam America, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation/Black Women's Roundtable, Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, and A Better Balance, proposes to increase the power and influence of Black women in the South using advocacy, rights awareness training, policy reform, and research.

Executive Summary

The Equality Starts Here coalition will dismantle the legal, policy, and employment barriers rooted in systemic racism that hold back Black women in Mississippi and the U.S. South. By leveraging the coalition’s collective strategies at the grassroots, municipal, state, and national levels, this team will support and accelerate a pipeline of Black women political leaders, achieve policy reforms that put Black women at the center of resourcing decisions, and raise awareness of — and address — the barriers to economic security for Black women, namely the gender pay gap and disproportionate burden of unpaid care due to the lack of pregnancy discrimination protection, paid sick time, paid family leave, affordable childcare, and fair and flexible scheduling. With proven experience in advancing rights of Black women in the South, this coalition will achieve progress for Black Southern women and sow the seeds of change for women across the country.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Oxfam America, Inc.

website: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/
Organization Headquarters
Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$50.1 to 100 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
301 to 500

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