Tag Archives: Civil rights

June at the Women’s Law Project

We took a short break from sending a monthly newsletter, but now we’re back. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to stay up to date on our work and what’s happening … 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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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The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education has formally rescinded longstanding guidance requiring federally funded schools to address allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The administration has rescinded two documents: A 2011 guidance known … Continue reading

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Anti-abortion activists exploit civil rights messages while omitting King’s family planning legacy

Guest Blogger:  La’Tasha D. Mayes, executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization building a social change movement in Pennsylvania and Ohio dedicated to the health and well-being of black women and girls. An anti-abortion group calling themselves “Created … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s Office Opens New Civil Rights Section as Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Local Firm

On Tuesday, December 7, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh launched a civil rights section. According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh’s is the newest of about a dozen federal prosecution offices nationwide to open a section dedicated exclusively to civil rights … Continue reading

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