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Brock Turner and the Work We Still Have To Do

June 15, 2016 | by

Yesterday, ERA proudly attended the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., where we joined with thousands of champions for gender equality to celebrate progress we have made and call for...
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The University of California’s Sexual Assault Crisis

April 30, 2016 | by

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is coming to a close, but the fight to end sexual harassment and assault in schools and workplaces is far from over. At ERA, we know from decades of experience...
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In the News: How Many Victims Does It Take?

January 22, 2016 | by

Sara and Celena (not their real names) are two Equal Rights Advocates clients; they are students at Stanford University. They share something else: they were also sexually assaulted, along with at...
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Feminist Reads This Week

January 21, 2016 | by

Fusion explains how the newly-launched Nurx app will make obtaining a prescription for birth control pills much easier for women with access to a computer or smartphone. A look at the number of women...
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ERA and Maria Bojorquez Reach Settlement with ABM Industries

December 11, 2015 | by

SAN FRANCISCO – After a 10-year legal battle, San Francisco civil rights nonprofit Equal Rights Advocates and client Maria Bojorquez have reached a settlement of her longstanding lawsuit against... read more

A 10 Year Battle Against Rape in the Workplace

December 9, 2015 | by

There are some moments that are too horrifying to forget. For Maria Bojorquez, one such moment happened on October 4, 2004, when she was brutally raped by her supervisor as she worked alone on the...
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Feminist Reads This Week

November 18, 2015 | by

Who looked after Rosie the Riveter’s kids while she worked? The Atlantic takes a look at how the government stepped up to create affordable child care for working women during World War II. CityLab...
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Wins and Losses in the Fight Against Campus Sexual Harassment

September 30, 2015 | by

Progress in California On the heels of our release of a troubling report about gender-based harassment and violence at California schools (Ending Harassment Now: Keeping Our Kids Safe At School), a...
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Rape on the Night Shift: The Story of ERA Client Maria Borjorquez on Frontline

June 23, 2015 | by

ERA client Maria Bojorquez was like many immigrant women who are vulnerable to sexual violence because they work nights as janitors in isolated buildings. Maria’s story is featured on a PBS...
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Feminist Reads This Week

June 10, 2015 | by

A weekly round-up from ERA’s interns. Ana Tijouz, a French-Chilean rapper in Latin America released a video titled “Antipatriarca” in which she films women all over the world in their natural... read more