Monthly Archives: August 2016

Op-ed: Pennsylvania fails new mothers in the workplace

  This is an excerpt of an editorial written by WLP’s Amal Bass and Tara Murtha recently published on PennLive.com: Twenty-six years after the World Health Organization and other international groups signed a document calling to protect, promote and support … Continue reading

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On Women’s Equality Day, 2016

In 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, finally granting women the right to vote. The success was achieved a full 42 years after the amendment was introduced into Congress, and 72 years after the suffrage movement officially … Continue reading

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Equal Pay for Black Women Roundtable at City Hall

Thank you to everyone who attended the roundtable discussion on equal pay co-hosted by Rep. Donna Bullock and the Women’s Law Project, including Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis, Rep. Brian Sims, Brenda Shelton-Dunston of the Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Alliance, Samuel Jones of … Continue reading

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Roundtable Today at 3PM: Equal Pay for African-American Women

August 23 is recognized by advocates for workplace equality as Equal Pay Day for African-American/Black Women. Please join us at 3PM in the Caucus Room in City Hall, Philadelphia as we engage in a roundtable discussion on equal pay for … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON PENN STATE RAPE CASE INVOLVING NATE PARKER

  Statement from Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project & Terry L. Fromson, Managing Attorney of the Women’s Law Project, on the Penn State Rape Case Involving Nate Parker  In 2002, the Women’s Law Project represented a … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Timoney

The Women’s Law Project would like to express condolences to the family and friends of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney, and to lift his legacy by highlighting his vital role in reforming police response to victims of sexual assault … Continue reading

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Webinar Invite: Advocating for Breastfeeding Workers in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, many moms are forced to choose between breastfeeding babies and earning a paycheck when their employers prevent them from expressing milk in the workplace. It is a basic biological fact that a woman who recently gave birth simply … Continue reading

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