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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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2016 Impact: Building the National Movement for Gender Equity

December 21, 2016 | by

125,000+ joined the call for the Equal Rights Amendment Women showed their power in Sacramento and capitols across the country In 2016, with a special focus on young women of color, ERA mobilized...
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2016 Impact: Policy Reform Campaigns That Will Benefit Millions

December 21, 2016 | by

A pay raise for 6.5 million minimum wage workers in California Protection for 200,000 janitors from sexual violence Education equity reforms benefitting 30,000 students ERA’s efforts in 2016...
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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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