The Women’s Law Project’s grant proposal, Equity Now: Southwestern PA, has been chosen as a finalist by the Women and Girls Foundation. Please head over to their website and vote for us!
Our project is two-fold. We will work for public disclosure of information about gender equity in federally funded high school and middle school athletics programs through Senate Bill 890. Given the widespread and often extreme disparities in boys’ and girls’ school sports programs, it is important that parents, students, and community advocates have ready access to public information about participation rates, athletic department budgets, and coaching to determine if schools are treating female and male athletes fairly. Requiring public reporting and transparency will lead to greater compliance with federal and state laws requiring gender equity.
We will also specifically target Lawrence and Butler counties for intensive advocacy and community organizing, as these counties appear to have unusually severe gender equity problems.
It only takes a second to vote, and every vote counts! Please vote for our proposal – voting ends November 16.