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Honoring Title IX

Women and girls have come a long way since the enactment of Title IX – the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Still, far too many students are denied equal educational opportunities. We're working to eliminate and prevent barriers to students' success in school.

The stories you'll read here were collected and recorded in 2012 — the 40th anniversary year of Title IX. We hope each one will continue to inspire and empower women for years to come.

The National Women's Law Center salutes Title IX's victories and embraces the work ahead to realize its full promise. You can help: act now and get involved.


The National Women's Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women's legal rights. The Center's work focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families — including education, employment, economic security and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.

For more information about the Center's work, visit our main website at .