What We Do

Pay Equity

Under the coordination of NYWA’s Government Affairs Committee, the Equal Pay Coalition NYC (EPCNYC) has grown from an idea into a powerful collaboration of over 40 organizations. This consortium of civic organizations, advocates and experts is working together for Pay Equity through policy reform and legislative action on a local, state and federal level. EPCNYC was created in 2007 by NYWA's Government Affairs Committee in response to growing concern and mounting evidence of the continuing economic discrimination suffered by New York’s women, minorities and their families.

For information on Equal Pay go to the Equal Pay Toolkit and visit EqualPayNewYork.org
Director: Beverly Neufeld (Email: equalpay@newyorkwomensagenda.org)

Breaking the Silence to End Domestic Violence

The Breaking the Silence to End Domestic Violence Committee is dedicated to promoting greater awareness of issues related to domestic violence. The committee advocates on behalf of policies and provides resources to address these issues. The committee works collaboratively to integrate and promote programs of NYWA member organizations on this topic. 

Chair: Precious L. Williams (Email: dv@newyorkwomensagenda.org)

Government Affairs

NYWA’s Government Affairs Committee provides access to elected officials at the city, state and federal levels to familiarize them with the work and goals of all committees and to take action on our agendas whenever appropriate. Having created the Equal Pay Coalition NYC, Pay Equity is currently a major focus, but the committee responds to many citywide issues and foster relationship with NYC leaders. (Email: info@newyorkwomensagenda.org)