Tag Archives: Sexual assault

ICYMI: January at the Women’s Law Project

We closed out 2015 with a bang, took a holiday, and got back to work. Next stop: The Supreme Court The Women’s Law Project kicked off 2016 by submitting a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court in the case Whole … Continue reading

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A Note from Dabney Miller on Her 30th Anniversary with WLP

Dear Friends, As 2015 comes to a close, I am celebrating 30 years on the staff of the Women’s Law Project. Nothing could make me prouder.  I work side by side with an extraordinary team, and know I am a … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: November at the Women’s Law Project

Contributions to Justice Our Executive Director Carol Tracy celebrated her 25th anniversary leading the Women’s Law Project by traveling to Washington, DC to be honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Justice from the American Society of Criminology. … Continue reading

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WLP at the PA Governor’s Residence to Discuss Campus Rape Crisis

The documentary The Hunting Ground explores the crisis of sexual assault on campus while profiling the transformation of students as they evolve from victims to survivors to empowered activists. The film is also a chilling indictment of the widespread failure of … Continue reading

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Special November-December Wrap Up!

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Welcome to a special end-of-the-year, double-month wrap-up. It’s been a bit, but hmm, what happened in November? Oh, right: Pennsylvanians broke from a sixty-year state history and national trend to elect a new governor into … Continue reading

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FBI Releases First Annual Report Using Revised Definition of Rape

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff The FBI recently released the preliminary annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2013. The statistics reflect data submitted voluntarily from 18,415 city, county, state, tribal, campus, and federal law enforcement agencies. While the data … Continue reading

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OCR’s Title IX Review of Penn State Comes Two Years after Advocates’ Request

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Two years ago, the Women’s Law Project and nine other organizations committed to the enforcement of Title IX sent a letter to then-Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali requesting that the Office for … Continue reading

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