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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

What is the Economic Cost of Violence Against Women?

We already know that violence against women—including rape, domestic violence, harassment and stalking—can have profound physical, psychological and emotional effects on survivors. A consequence of sexual assault that is less discussed is the economic effect of gender-based violence. Of course, … Continue reading

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Talking Women & Healthcare at Tuesdays with Toomey

This morning, we were happy to once again join Tuesdays with Toomey, the grassroots advocacy group devoted to motivating Pennsylvanians to speak out on important issues while attempting to hold Sen. Pat Toomey accountable to his constituents. Every Tuesday, Pennsylvanians … Continue reading

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Ottawa Police Latest to Adopt the “Philadelphia Case Review Model” for Reviewing Unfounded Rape Cases

In the wake of ongoing scandals exposing widespread failure to properly investigate rape complaints, cities across the U.S. and Canada have been turning to our police accountability work in Philadelphia to help improve police response to sexual assault. Earlier this … Continue reading

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12 Facts About the Attacks on Reproductive Rights in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday July 19, Lady Parts Justice League will bring a comedy-and-activism themed road trip they’re calling the Vagical Mystery Tour to Pittsburgh, and the Women’s Law Project is pleased to be a part of the talkback section of the show. (Get … Continue reading

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July 19: Join us in Pittsburgh with Lady Parts Justice League

Lady Parts Justice League is on a comedy-and-activism themed road trip they’re calling the Vagical Mystery Tour this summer, and the Women’s Law Project will be a part of their Pittsburgh show! WLP Senior Staff Attorney Susan Frietsche will be … Continue reading

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PA Senate Goes Backward, Passes Dangerous TANF Ban

We strongly oppose Senate Bill 6. Read the letter we sent to Pennsylvania Senators urging them to oppose Senate Bill 6. Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania Senate just passed SB6 by a margin of 40 to nine. We’d like to thank Pennsylvania Senators … Continue reading

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WLP’s Amal Bass Honored as Attorney ‘Shaping Philadelphia’

WLP Attorney Amal Bass and her work at the Women’s Law Project are spotlighted today in Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next?” feature focused on the legal profession. From BillyPenn.com: Young people make up some of the best lawyers and legal minds in … Continue reading

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