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National Women’s Law Center Applauds Senate Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

April 23, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States. She is the first African American woman to serve as the nation’s foremost law enforcement officer.

Despite Senate Compromise, Women Who Have Been Trafficked Still Won’t Receive Comprehensive Health Services

April 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) Today’s Senate compromise on the anti-trafficking bill still imposes harmful restrictions on trafficking survivors’ access to critical health services, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Thanks to the efforts of several Senate champions of women’s health, the bill will no longer extend Hyde-like restrictions to non-taxpayer dollars, or to new programs—an improvement upon the original bill. However, abortion restrictions will still be applied to funding for health services.

Girls of Color Are Not Getting Equal Chances to Play School Sports, NWLC Report Shows

April 21, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Girls of color are finishing last when it comes to the opportunity to play sports in high school, according to a new report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC).  Finishing Last: Girls of Color and School Sports Opportunities shows that at both the state and national level heavily minority schools typically provide fewer sports opportunities—defined as spots on teams—compared to heavily white schools.  Heavily minority schools also allocate these spots less equally between boys and girls, leaving girls of color especially shortchanged.  This means that girls of color receive far fewer spots on teams than white girls, white boys and boys of color.  The report shows how this lack of access to school sports has long-term consequences for girls’ health, academic success and economic security.  

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