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2017 is the Year We Changed the Game

Tara here! I grew up playing basketball, soccer, and softball. In high school, I ran track. All that time, and even to this day, I have no clue if the schools I attended provided equitable athletics opportunities for girls and … Continue reading

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From Carol Tracy: Do You Know a Woman Who Has Persisted?

Do you know a persister? A woman who kept going, against the odds, and despite all the obstacles in her way? Do you know someone leading the resistance, a person who is determined to stand up to the attacks against … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Pennsylvania Suing Donald Trump Over the New Contraception Rules

Philadelphia –  The Women’s Law Project applauds Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s announcement today that he is suing President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Administration for issuing new rules that allow virtually any company to deny women insurance coverage … Continue reading

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WLP’s New Website Exposes Discrimination Against Female Athletes in Pennsylvania Secondary Schools

The Women’s Law Project is proud to present FAIR:PLAY, a new website that enables anyone to quickly and easily check if any given public secondary school in Pennsylvania may be discriminating against female athletes. We are launching the website at … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Protections for Sexual Assault Victims in School

The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education has formally rescinded longstanding guidance requiring federally funded schools to address allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The administration has rescinded two documents: A 2011 guidance known … Continue reading

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Advocates Declare May 23 “Unequal Pay Day” in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA –Last year, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed Bill No. 160840, a “prior pay” wage equity ordinance that prohibits employers from asking applicants to reveal their prior pay during job and salary discussions, or rely on wage history, … Continue reading

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Notorious 9: These PA Politicians Voted Against Women, Seniors & the Disabled in PA

The U.S. House passed a healthcare bill that essentially installs a financial penalty for being raped and having children by allowing states to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions including rape, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence. Women, older … Continue reading

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