Monthly Archives: May 2016

Join us in Pittsburgh for a Screening of TRAPPED

We are proud to join with our friends Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, New Voices Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Pro-Choice Escorts to bring the groundbreaking documentary TRAPPED (2016) to Pittsburgh for a screening at the Melwood Theatre this Thursday, May 26. … Continue reading

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On Millennial Anti-Rape Activists & the “Campus Effect”

Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy is in The Guardian discussing the new wave of anti-rape activists. Specifically, Tracy applauds the profound progress millennial advocates are making in eradicating rape stigma, a deeply rooted cultural construct that all … Continue reading

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Good news: PA Moves Bill to Protect DV Survivors

Money can be one of the biggest obstacles standing between a domestic violence victim and freedom from abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a significant proportion of women who return to an abusive relationship cite financial concerns … Continue reading

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Thank You for Attending Our 2016 Rights to Realities Party

The Pittsburgh office of the Women’s Law Project, the only public interest legal organization devoted to advancing the rights of women and girls, opened in 2002 in order to directly serve and support the women and girls of Western Pennsylvania. The annual spring Rights to Realities event … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2016 “Say What” Winner … Phyllis Schlafly!

  The Women’s Law Project is pleased to announce the winner of our third annual “Say What” contest—wherein readers and party attendees vote for the most ridiculous, most offensive statement said about women by a public person in the previous … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … Continue reading

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