As Jews, as women, it up to us to wrestle with injustice through teaching, learning, speaking up, and taking action.
JWFNY advocacy begins with our grantee partners, and reaches out to include City, State, and National organizations. Our affiliations include PowHer NY, a network of organizations and individuals that come together to accelerate economic fairness for New York women, and the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, a coalition to increase public awareness of human trafficking in our communities, enact anti-trafficking laws, improve law enforcement response, and increase social services to help women and girls escape trafficking.
Paid Family Leave
We put our money where our values are. Because we believe workplace practices are such a vital issue for women and families, JWFNY has advocated for paid family leave for many years and strongly supported the passing of the paid family leave law in New York State.
We are, in fact, the first foundation in the United States to insist on four weeks paid parental leave—for mothers and for fathers—for grantee partners. We also encourage, but not require, organizations to have a paid family leave policy that enables employees to take paid-time off from work to care for a sick family member.
If your organization does not have a paid parental leave policy and is considering establishing one, read JWFNY’s Resources for Employers Considering a Paid Parental Leave Policy.