Monthly Archives: March 2018

Know Your Rights: How to File a Title IX Complaint for Students in K-12 Schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was designed to eliminate sex discrimination in schools and education programs. Many people associate Title IX with female athletes, because of the great strides made toward gender equity in athletic opportunities in schools since its … Continue reading

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Read the Letter We Signed Asking Betsy DeVos to Protect Vulnerable Students by Preserving the School Discipline Guidance

The Women’s Law Project proudly signed a letter asking the Trump Administration to help protect vulnerable students by preserving a 2014 guidance that emphasized treating all children fairly, regardless of race and other factors. In 2014, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Abortion in the U.S. is Safe

A new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine confirmed previous research and data in finding that abortion in the United States is safe and has rare complications. From NPR: The report, called “The Safety and Quality of … Continue reading

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The U.S. “Motherhood Penalty” Isn’t Getting Any Better

The motherhood penalty refers to the economic disadvantage of becoming a mother in the United States. For example, research has repeatedly shown that mothers earn less money than women without children. A new report analyzing three time periods going back … Continue reading

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We Just Filed Another Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Women’s Law Project continues to lead advocacy efforts against discriminatory laws that enable the government to forcefully deny women their inheritance, even when explicitly designated as the beneficiary by a person who has died. “These laws let the government … Continue reading

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