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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

New Safe Haven Named “Carol’s Place” in Honor of WLP Executive Director Carol Tracy

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Family violence cuts across race and class, and can happen to anybody. But Philadelphia’s poverty rate, lack of affordable housing and the economic downturn has created a situation that has made it extremely difficult for … Continue reading

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Women of PA, Get Informed and Vote on Nov. 4th!

This Op-Ed appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer By Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy Pennsylvania women have the power to change the future of their state, and their own lives, by voting in next month’s election. The question is, do … Continue reading

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Anti-abortion activists exploit civil rights messages while omitting King’s family planning legacy

Guest Blogger:  La’Tasha D. Mayes, executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization building a social change movement in Pennsylvania and Ohio dedicated to the health and well-being of black women and girls. An anti-abortion group calling themselves “Created … Continue reading

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Victory: Bill to Protect DV Victims from Eviction Heads to Governor’s Desk

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff We asked for your help, you gave it. We heard about all the phone calls and emails. Now, together, we achieved a huge victory for the rights of domestic violence survivors in Pennsylvania, who can … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators would finally pass a common-sense bill … Continue reading

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Why I Wrote “Day Room Window”

Guest Blog by Playwright Bonnie Cohen on her new play – based on true experience – about girls incarcerated in adult prison opens at The New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) October 16 – 25, 2014 In 1989, after ten years as … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Passes “Reasonable Accommodations” for Pregnant Workers

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Pittsburgh City Council passed legislation that calls for “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant women who work for the city or city contracts, and bans discrimination against pregnant employees. The ordinance, Reasonable Accommodations Due to Pregnancy, Childbirth … Continue reading

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