A few weeks ago, New York Governor Cuomo signed various pieces of legislation in an effort to protect and further women’s equality in the state of New York. The new laws are designed to help achieve pay equality, protect victims of sexual harassment and domestic violence, strengthen human trafficking laws and end pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, amongst other things. Governor Cuomo also announced that the New York State has allocated a total of $6.4 million for Sexual Assault Prevention and Assistance providers.
In his press release, Governor Cuomo affirmed his commitment to advancing equal rights for women. He stated, “This comprehensive set of laws will help to ensure that women are supported, protected and given all of the opportunities they deserve in life. Today, New York stands once again as a monument for progress, and a sign of what can be achieved when we come to do the right thing for women everywhere.”