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Comment Guide: Speak Out Against Title IX Regulations

December 6, 2018 | by

Stand with student survivors & speak out against the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to how schools must address sexual violence. Welcome to Equal Rights Advocates’ Guide for submitting...
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ERA Rejects Trump Admin’s Proposed Sexual Assault Rules that Promote Rape Culture on Campus

November 16, 2018 | by

Note: The public comment period is open! It’s time to shout our objections. Comment now, or use our Comment Guide to learn more.  What you need to know about the Trump Administration’s absurd campus...
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BREAKING: Amended Federal Lawsuit Against DeVos Shows Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Is Unconstitutional

October 31, 2018 | by

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2018   BREAKING: New Evidence Strengthens Claim that Trump’s Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Rendering It Unconstitutional Amended Federal...
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Survivors Who Want to Come Forward: Where to Start

October 9, 2018 | by

By Rebecca Berry, Esq. Disturbing and triggering news related to sexual violence is almost unavoidable these days. From #MeToo stories in Hollywood, to the news of Bill Cosby’s sentencing, and...
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Statement: Response to Leaked Draft of DeVos’s New Proposed Title IX Rules

August 31, 2018 | by

Legal and Advocacy Groups Suing Trump Administration for Unlawful Title IX Rollbacks Respond to DeVos’s Proposal to Further Harm Student Survivors of Sexual Assault and Harassment In response to...
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Radical Justice Looks Like Centering the Survivor

April 23, 2018 | by

ERA Senior Staff Attorney Brenda Adams shares insights on survivor-centered justice this Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Experiences of sexual assault often strip survivors of their autonomy. As...
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This Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Survivors and Allies Have the Power

April 13, 2018 | by

“Man with 19 Accusers Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” Nope, folks: that wasn’t an Onion headline. That was an actual headline from April 2 of this year, recounting actual facts,...
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Sacramento Bee: Civil rights group files lawsuit in McClatchy High alleged gang rape

March 26, 2018 | by

Sacramento Bee covered our work representing a high student survivor of sexual assault, whose school we have alleged effectively blocked her equal access to education after her assault was reported.... read more

ERA Sues Sacramento School District for Civil Rights Violations after Sexual Assault

March 21, 2018 | by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 21, 2018 CONTACT: Delia Coleman, dcoleman@equalrights.org, 312.961.0033 mobile   Sacramento City Unified School District Sued by Former Student for  Violating... read more

Equal Rights Advocates Sues Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education: Campus Sexual Misconduct and Violence is Gender Discrimination

January 25, 2018 | by

Achieving gender justice and equity is a key part in the broader fight for human rights and social justice. In 1976, Equal Rights Advocates led appellate briefing to clarify that Title IX prohibits...
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