Tag Archives: Women’s Law Project

Rights to Realities: Come to WLP of Western PA’s Party on May 1

In 2002, the Women’s Law Project, the only public interest law firm in Pennsylvania devoted to women’s rights, opened an office in Pittsburgh so we could more directly serve and support the women of Western Pennsylvania.  We are proud of … Continue reading

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WLP of Western PA Joins the Fight for $15

Our fight for health and economic security of Pennsylvania families is usually waged behind closed doors, in offices and courtrooms. But yesterday, hundreds of low-income workers and advocates took that fight to the streets by calling for $15 minimum wage … Continue reading

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WLP Attorneys: Penn Professors Are Wrong

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy, Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, lawyers with extensive experience working with Title IX, the civil law that prohibits discrimination in educational institutions … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Introduces Paid Family Leave Bill

Having a child is the single most expensive health event faced by young families. In fact, thirteen percent of families with a new infant become poor within a month, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. Yet, the … 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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New Safe Haven Named “Carol’s Place” in Honor of WLP Executive Director Carol Tracy

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Family violence cuts across race and class, and can happen to anybody. But Philadelphia’s poverty rate, lack of affordable housing and the economic downturn has created a situation that has made it extremely difficult for … Continue reading

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