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Peace Corps Volunteers Gain Long-Awaited Equity In Spending Bill

December 18, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Peace Corps Volunteers will finally have abortion coverage in the most dire circumstances, remedying a long-standing inequity. Until now, Peace Corps Volunteers were treated differently than others who rely on the federal government for health care because they were denied coverage for abortion in all instances, including in the cases of rape, incest or life of the woman.

Women Gain One-Third of New Jobs, NWLC Analysis Shows

December 5, 2014

(Washington, D.C.)  Women accounted for one-third of new jobs in November, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

“Today’s strong job growth is good news for women and men. But this pace must be sustained to create opportunities for the many workers still on the sidelines or able to find only part-time jobs,” said Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security.  “A quarter of the jobs created last month were in the low-wage sectors of retail and leisure & hospitality—and these jobs simply don’t pay enough to survive.  Women are a large majority of workers in low-wage jobs.  Raising the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage would help them and their families make ends meet.”

DOD Report Shows Continued High Numbers of Sexual Assault Survivors and Continued Retaliation Against Them, Reinforcing Need For Military Justice Improvement Act, Says NWLC

December 4, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Defense released a report estimating that 19,000 service members experienced sexual assault in the last year—a decrease from 26,000 in 2012, the last time service members were surveyed. The number of reported assaults increased by 8% from 2013, but the percentage of these reports that were unrestricted decreased from 2013. Of women who experienced an assault and reported it, 62% said they faced retaliation.

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What Happened When a Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted

August 18, 2014

Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center, points to the problem here: that the student didn't know that by talking to the doctor about the alleged assault, she had "reported" to the university.

The Huffington Post

Still Exempt From Title IX

August 11, 2014

But now, nearly 35 years after the graduation of the service academies’ first female students, there are many women who need Title IX's protections, said Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center. “The exemption is built into the statute, but you should have to show that you still need that,” Chaudhry said.

Inside Higher Ed

State Lawmakers Mulling Hobby Lobby Response

August 6, 2014

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