Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Thank You to our male friends, colleagues, brothers, fathers, and partners for Speaking Up!

Everyone expects to hear women speak up about reproductive health issues–specifically about protecting a woman’s right to control her own body – because women bear the burden  – pun intended –  if no one speaks up.  Women and women’s organizations … Continue reading

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Two Bills in Pennsylvania Legislature would Improve Sex Education

An article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review describes two bills, currently in the state legislature, that could have a significant positive impact on sex education in public schools. The Notice Home Act, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Eddie Day Pashiski, would require … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project in the News

WLP staff have been making the media rounds and we thought we’d let you know! First, our executive director, Carol Tracy, was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer column about Governor Rendell’s sexist remarks about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Carol Tracy, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools approve Title IX audit

Last Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Board of Directors approved a comprehensive audit of the ten high schools in the district to assess their compliance with Title IX, the law that guarantees gender equity in education and athletics. … Continue reading

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Westinghouse Encourages Girls to Pursue Interest in Engineering

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Westinghouse is presenting a program aimed at increasing girls’ interest in engineering. Just as the demand for nuclear energy specialists is growing, so too is interest in Westinghouse Electric Co.’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” … Continue reading

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