Tag Archives: Women’s Law Project

Pittsburgh City Council: UPMC Must Enter Community Benefits Agreement Before Building Expansion

  On Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Council held a hearing on University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s proposed $2 billion expansion plan. Approximately 160 people registered to speak, and even more community members attended. The hearing was held to give community members … Continue reading

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June at the Women’s Law Project

We took a short break from sending a monthly newsletter, but now we’re back. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to stay up to date on our work and what’s happening … Continue reading

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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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Rewire: PA Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Using Drugs During Pregnancy Is Child Abuse

Can a woman’s behavior while pregnant be considered child abuse under civil law? That’s the fundamental question in a case co-counseled by attorneys at Women’s Law Project and Robert Lugg of Lugg & Lugg in Lock Haven. As we recently told … Continue reading

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A Report on Pennsylvania’s Community Conversations on Women’s Health

Throughout 2017, the Women’s Law Project worked with our partners in the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health to organize and host 12 public conversations in 10 cities and towns across the Commonwealth, so we could do what too many Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment at Work: Know Your Rights in Pennsylvania

We are in the midst of an extraordinary culture shift. The #MeToo and #TimesUp  movements have unleashed a fury on the part of women who have been subjected to behaviors which, at their worst, involve felonious sexual assault in the … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: March with WLP in Philadelphia on Saturday

The 2018 Women’s March on Philadelphia is taking place this Saturday, January 20. Organizers expect 60,000 people to show up and march. The temperature is expected to be approximately 50 degrees. The program will be shorter this year, but otherwise … Continue reading

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