Monthly Archives: October 2016

Victory: Pennsylvania Strengthens Domestic Violence Laws

Pennsylvania just became the 38th state to enact a law classifying non-lethal strangulation as a stand-alone crime. Strangulation is the single most accurate predictor of a future domestic violence homicide, but has been historically difficult to prosecute. Sometimes victims don’t … Continue reading

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Just Films Presents: Alice Walker & “Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil”

The Women’s Law Project is a proud co-sponsor of the Just Films festival, a new festival that screens one new social justice film per month from September through next June, in Pittsburgh. On October 27, we will screen Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil. … Continue reading

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‘The Lost Haven of Sharon Taylor’ and Title IX

Female American Olympians brought 80 medals home from Rio this summer, an epic win that served to underscore the success of Title IX, the 1972 federal law that formally banned sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. Even … Continue reading

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Just In: Unlocking Abortion Coverage in the Keystone State

The Women’s Law Project, in collaboration with the National Health Law Program, just published Unlocking Abortion Coverage in the Keystone State, an initiative of the Reproductive Health Data and Accountability Project. Unlocking Abortion Coverage in the Keystone State is a … Continue reading

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ICYMI: September at the Women’s Law Project

September brought some encouraging wins, and sends us into October with big challenges on the horizon as the Pennsylvania Legislature enters the final weeks of the two-year session. At the end of a session, all proposed bills that are not … Continue reading

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