The Women’s Law Project (WLP) has a long history of accomplishments in working to “level the playing field” for girls in athletics. On January 26, the WLP will announce an exciting new project with our partner, the Women’s Sports Foundation.
A joint press conference (PDF) introducing V is for Victory…and so is IX is scheduled at Philadelphia’s City Hall with featured speaker Wilma McNabb, mother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
V is for Victory… will pursue enforcement of the federal law known as Title IX, which requires educational institutions receiving federal funding to give equal resources and treatment to male and female athletics. With the Women’s Sports Foundation, WLP will encourage Pennsylvania’s student-athletes, parents, school administrators and coaches to meet the challenge of assuring gender equity in athletic programs in grades 7 through 12.
WLP is taking requests for assistance with athletics inequities and inviting Pennsylvania students, families and others to email concerns to TitleIXPaGirls@womenslawproject.org or call 215-928-9801 (for eastern Pennsylvania) or 412-227-0301 (for western Pennsylvania).
To learn how to take action against gender inequity in athletics, view Vis4Victory.org/Girls from GoGirlWorld on Vimeo. Read here about what Women’s Law Project has accomplished to make gender equity in athletics a reality in our schools. And visit www.Vis4victory.org to read about Title IX and use a checklist to see if your school is giving equal treatment and resources to girls on the playing fields, in the locker rooms and on the teams.