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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.

WLP Statement: Victory in Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Case

Amid a documented rise in targeted harassment of patients and doctors, anti-choice activists have been aggressively trying to knock down the Pittsburgh buffer zone. In 2015, “pro-life” protesters sued the city of Pittsburgh, claiming the city’s 15-foot statutory buffer zone, … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Advocates Sue the Trump Administration over Equal Pay

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on behalf of NWLC and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for illegally rolling back critical pay transparency requirements intended to root out discrimination and close the wage gap. … Continue reading

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“Birthright: A War Story” Documentary premieres in Philadelphia 11/16

This new documentary shows how the U.S. is becoming “The Handmaid’s Tale.” ~ Newsweek Birthright: A War Story is a new documentary that premieres in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 16 at the International House. The 7PM screening will be followed by … Continue reading

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December 1: Please Join Us at Our Annual Gala in Philadelphia 

It’s been a year and we’re still here–fighting harder than ever for gender justice and equality for women and girls in Pennsylvania. The theme of our December 1 party is “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Our party is Friday December 1, 5:30 … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Female Athletes & Correcting Myths About Title IX

In our line or work, we often encounter what can politely be called strategic misinformation about women and girls. We hear lies about our bodies, about how our reproductive system works (no, women’s bodies do not come equipped with secret … Continue reading

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We Filed a Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States Fighting for Women’s Economic Security

Attorneys at the Women’s Law Project have filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in a case that will have significant impact on American women’s economic security. At issue in … Continue reading

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What Can Be Done About Street Harassment?

Temple University Kayla Watkins calls street harassment a “daily terror.” “I’ve been being street-harassed since I was 12 and it’s been a constant struggle,” Watkins said at a roundtable convened to explore the problem of street harassment in Philadelphia. “I … Continue reading

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