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Reports & Toolkits | Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity

September 19, 2014

With Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity, the National Women’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. shine a spotlight on the barriers that restrict and limit the educational opportunities of many African American girls, the impact of those barriers on the lives of African American girls and women, and the available interventions that present opportunities to fundamentally improve life outcomes for young African American women. This report — the result of a multi-year study — urges educators, school leaders, community leaders and members, advocates, policymakers, and philanthropic organizations to take action to advance the success of African American girls.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | National Women’s Law Center Files Federal Court Appeal in Sexual Assault Case

September 17, 2014

National Women’s Law Center Files Federal Court Appeal in Sexual Assault Case

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Alabama law firm Mastando & Artrip, LLC have filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a lawsuit against the Madison County School Board and its officials for violating Title IX, the U.S. Constitution, and state law.  The case alleges that the Defendants did not properly respond to a long pattern of sexual harassment by a male student, and instead arranged for a 14-year-old female student to meet him in the bathroom in order to catch him in the act of harassment so that he could be punished.  The female student was raped by the male student in the bathroom before anyone arrived to catch him.

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Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

September 12, 2014

Recognizing that when women succeed, their families and the economy prosper, some legislative leaders are taking action to create opportunities for women in the workplace. The National Women’s Law Center applauds these efforts because investment in women’s economic security is vital for women and their families.

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Fact Sheet | The Next Generation of Title IX: Athletics

June 13, 2012

This fact sheet discusses Title IX's impacts on athletics for girls and women since its passage 40 years ago and makes recommendations as to next steps to ensure that Title IX's goals are fully realized.  It chronicles the specific ways in which women's and girls' athletics opportunities have grown and been supported, and identifies concrete policy goals and questions for the next generation.

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Fact Sheet | The Next Generation of Title IX: Harassment and Bullying Based on Sex

June 13, 2012

Title IX is about much more than sports.  In this fact sheet, we look at the protection Title IX offers from harassment and bullying based on gender and gender stereotypes.  The fact sheet also addresses cyberbullying, and looks ahead to next steps in strengthening Title IX's anti-harassment mandates.

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Fact Sheet | The Next Generation of Title IX: STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

June 13, 2012

Since 1972, Title IX has opened the doors for women to pursue many fields, but in STEM women remain underrepresented in classes and fields that are pathways to high wage careers. This fact sheet discusses Title IX's impact on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and recommends ways that schools and the government can move forward policies in pursuit of Title IX's goals.

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More Resources

Coalition Action Materials | Does Your High School Have an Athletic Participation Gap?

July 06, 2012

Fact Sheet | Title IX and Men's Sports: A False Conflict

June 21, 2012

Fact Sheet | Title IX Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Students: A Guide for Schools

June 19, 2012

Fact Sheet | Pregnant and Parenting Students' Rights

June 14, 2012

Fact Sheet | The Next Generation of Title IX: Athletics

June 13, 2012