Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by Rebecca Peterson-Fisher

Building a Culture of Equity for All Girls in Our K-12 Schools

October 19, 2016 | by

Educators in our K-12 schools are charged not just with imparting knowledge to students, but with shaping their social behavior. What happens at school impacts girls profoundly, affecting not only...
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Standing Up for Title IX in Federal Court

July 25, 2016 | by

Equal Rights Advocates, joined by a dozen women’s rights and survivor advocacy organizations around the country, filed an amicus brief last week in Neal v. Colorado State University-Pueblo, one of...
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In Their Own Words: Racism and Sexism in Schools

July 11, 2016 | by

Schools should be safe havens — places where all students feel supported and equipped to learn and thrive. And Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs, is supposed to...
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New Case: Gender Discrimination in CA Worker’s Comp System

July 7, 2016 | by

California’s worker’s compensation system is plagued by gender discrimination and bias that results in reduced benefits for women workers and a devaluation of women across our state. That is why...
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Supreme Court Win for Tyson Meat-Processing Workers Bodes Well for Other Class Action Plaintiffs

March 23, 2016 | by

In an important opinion issued yesterday, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that class actions are critical tools for enforcing and vindicating the rights of low-wage and hourly-paid workers,...
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Oakland Unified and Alliance for Girls Team Up to Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline

March 7, 2016 | by

Across the country, students of color — and black girls in particular — are suspended at much higher rates than white students. Suspension has the power to not only damage a student’s future...
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