LCLAA supports pay equity for all regardless of gender. Women have the right to live and work in a safe environment, devoid of sexual harassment and abuse.
LCLAA supports and respects the decision of women to bring litigation against the perpetrators of sexual harassment and domestic violence. LCLAA strongly supports legislation and programs that will increase the education and awareness of Latina women about sexual, reproductive health and family planning. The education of women is crucial to the wellbeing of the children they care for.
Latina women are disproportionately prone to a variety of health problems due to lack of access to information and adequate health care to prevent them. LCLAA strongly supports any legislation that will increase awareness and education about health issues that impact Latina women, as well as provide the means to address them.
LCLAA asserts that women's rights should be observed not only domestically but globally. LCLAA supports legislation that creates programs that will promote the access of women to higher education and leadership development. The United Nations has affirmed that 2 out of 3 poor adults in the world are women. This is an appalling figure. LCLAA opposes any legislation, domestic or foreign that will contribute to the feminization of poverty and will perpetuate the exploitation, abuse and discrimination of women.
LCLAA supports the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW) along with legislation that will promote the social, political and economic empowerment of women domestically and worldwide.
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