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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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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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High Schoolers Need to Know Their IX

July 19, 2017 | by

This post was written by ERA summer intern Yasmina Malouf. June 23 marked the 45th birthday of Title IX, a federal law that requires gender equity in schools. Title IX states that “No person in the...
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Black Girls Deserve More than Just One Month

February 28, 2017 | by

“I want to be the captain of my own ship, the catalyst of my own future.”  As black history month comes to an end, we reflect on the importance of listening to the lived experiences of black...
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Rebecca Peterson-Fisher Receives Girls Champion Award

January 27, 2017 | by

This month, Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Peterson-Fisher was awarded the Alliance for Girls’ Girls Champion Award for her work to ensure that all girls have safe and equal educational experiences....
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2016 Impact: Women’s Rights Will Not Be Violated on Our Watch

December 21, 2016 | by

4 female students. 1 serial sexual predator. A major university called to account. Justice for female shipyard workers outnumbered 16 to 1. Helping pregnant grocery workers stay on the job. 2016 was...
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