Tag Archives: Discrimination

Know Your Rights: How to File a Title IX Complaint for Students in K-12 Schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was designed to eliminate sex discrimination in schools and education programs. Many people associate Title IX with female athletes, because of the great strides made toward gender equity in athletic opportunities in schools since its … Continue reading

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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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Action Alert: Tell Your State Senator Not to Discriminate Against Trans Youth

We need you to let your state Senator know that you care about protecting transgender kids in Pennsylvania. This vote can happen as early as today. Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to run out of funds the … Continue reading

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ICYMI: September at the Women’s Law Project

September brought some encouraging wins, and sends us into October with big challenges on the horizon as the Pennsylvania Legislature enters the final weeks of the two-year session. At the end of a session, all proposed bills that are not … Continue reading

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Time to Demand LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

  LGBTQ citizens are more likely to be targets of a hate crime than any other minority group, according to a new analysis of data collected by the FBI. Yet, LGBTQ people are excluded from Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws, and … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … Continue reading

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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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