Tag Archives: PA Campaign for Women’s Health

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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ICYMI: Late Summer 2016 at the Women’s Law Project

“Things slow down in the summer,” they said. “It will be quiet,” they said. They are wrong! Here are some highlights of our recent work. Finding Solutions to “the double pay gap” August 23 was Equal Pay Day for African-American Women, … Continue reading

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Equal Pay for Black Women Roundtable at City Hall

Thank you to everyone who attended the roundtable discussion on equal pay co-hosted by Rep. Donna Bullock and the Women’s Law Project, including Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis, Rep. Brian Sims, Brenda Shelton-Dunston of the Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Alliance, Samuel Jones of … Continue reading

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Roundtable Today at 3PM: Equal Pay for African-American Women

August 23 is recognized by advocates for workplace equality as Equal Pay Day for African-American/Black Women. Please join us at 3PM in the Caucus Room in City Hall, Philadelphia as we engage in a roundtable discussion on equal pay for … Continue reading

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Good news: PA Moves Bill to Protect DV Survivors

Money can be one of the biggest obstacles standing between a domestic violence victim and freedom from abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a significant proportion of women who return to an abusive relationship cite financial concerns … 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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ACTION ALERT: It’s Time to Fix Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law

Today, advocates from all over the state including the Women’s Law Project gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg to call for lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s broken equal pay law. Some of the same lawmakers who have been busy trying to … Continue reading

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