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WLP Assisting Pittsburgh to Develop “Paid Safe Leave” Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order directing the city’s Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to develop a policy to provide non-union employees “paid safe leave” to ensure domestic violence victims can get paid time off to … Continue reading

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WLP Files Brief Supporting the City of Pittsburgh & SEIU in Fight for Paid Sick Days

The Women’s Law Project just filed an amici curiae, or friend-of-the-court brief, formally supporting the city of Pittsburgh and SEIU in asking the PA Supreme Court to allow the earned paid sick days ordinance to take effect. Research backs up the common-sense … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Abortion Access for All

The Women’s Law Project supports the Will of Council resolution adopted today by Pittsburgh City Council directing our federal and state officials to repeal the Hyde Amendment and similar restrictions on public and private insurance coverage for abortion care. For … Continue reading

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WLP Statement: Victory in Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Case

Amid a documented rise in targeted harassment of patients and doctors, anti-choice activists have been aggressively trying to knock down the Pittsburgh buffer zone. In 2015, “pro-life” protesters sued the city of Pittsburgh, claiming the city’s 15-foot statutory buffer zone, … Continue reading

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July 19: Join us in Pittsburgh with Lady Parts Justice League

Lady Parts Justice League is on a comedy-and-activism themed road trip they’re calling the Vagical Mystery Tour this summer, and the Women’s Law Project will be a part of their Pittsburgh show! WLP Senior Staff Attorney Susan Frietsche will be … Continue reading

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For #Roe44, Join Us for a Free Screening of TRAPPED

  To celebrate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and explore the current attack on reproductive rights, we invite you to view the groundbreaking documentary TRAPPED (2016) at Chatham University on January 19 at 6:30PM. Tickets are free, and you can … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: The Next CEDAW City?

Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing this Tuesday, November 15, on the CEDAW Ordinance. The CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and is an international treaty promoting gender equality. The United States is … Continue reading

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