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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.

Can You Spare $25 to Protect Reproductive Rights in Pennsylvania?

Reproductive rights are under attack. In a recent interview, the President-elect said that any justices he appoints to the Supreme Court will be “pro-life,” and that if Roe was overturned, the issue will be returned to the states. He then suggested that women … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: The Next CEDAW City?

Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing this Tuesday, November 15, on the CEDAW Ordinance. The CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and is an international treaty promoting gender equality. The United States is … Continue reading

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On Overturning Roe: “We’re Not Going to Let It Happen”

President-elect Donald Trump recently said he supports overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision in which the United States Supreme Court held that the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. At … Continue reading

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United State of Women Features Terry L. Fromson

The United State of Women is a movement, initially convened by the White House, taking action on key gender equality issues. Recently, the United State of State of Women profiled national leaders in the fight to close the gender wage … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Free Screening of “Audrie & Daisy”

Pittsburgh friends, please join us for a screening of Audrie & Daisy, a new documentary that examines the ripple effects when two underage women find out that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. The case at … Continue reading

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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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