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Since 1972, NWLC has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in the United States.


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Womenstake

The official blog of the National Women's Law Center

Title IX Anniversary: STEM Improvements Still Needed
by Natalie Koski-Karell, Intern,National Women’s Law Center Title IX applies to all types of educational programs and activities and requires all schools that receive federal funding to provide equal opportunities to male and female students, including...[Read on]
The Same Conversation, Thirty Eight Years Later—Happy Birthday, Title IX
by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center I have spent a good chunk of time this week talking about a Title IX trial against Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The issue is that the school cut its women’s volleyball team to sa...[Read on]
Title IX: 38 Years Later
by Kavitha Sivashanker, Fellow, National Women's Law Center Today marks the 38th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in all federally funded educational programs. It has op...[Read on]
Yoko Ono syndrome plagues World Cup
By Jessica Heaven, Fellow,National Women’s Law Center In a surprise upset on Wednesday, the Spanish national soccer team, ranked second in the world heading into the 2010 World Cup, lost 1–0 to Switzerland in its first game of the tournament. Even m...[Read on]
Study claims that Title IX has hurt men’s soccer . . . Really?
by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center The College Sports Council (CSC) released a study last week claiming that Title IX has hurt men’s soccer.  Sadly, the study is just another version of the same old attacks that the CSC an...[Read on]
The Real Issue with Flag Football for Females in Florida
by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center Cross-posted from ACS Blog The New York Times' recently featured an article about the rise of flag football as a varsity sport among girls in Florida. I was quoted in the article as questio...[Read on]
Women and Girls are Back in the Game: Department of Education Reverses Damaging 2005 Policy
by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center Many of us here had the privilege of attending an inspiring event yesterday at George Washington University, where hundreds gathered to celebrate the release of a new Title IX guidance that r...[Read on]
Phoebe Prince, School Harassment Cases, and Title IX
by Nicole Marschean, InternNational Women's Law Center Phoebe Prince was not just the “new girl” at South Hadley High School in Western Massachusetts, but also new to the American education system. When Prince and her family moved from a small town ...[Read on]
National Women’s Law Center's Comments to the Task Force on Childhood Obesity
by Neena Chaudhry, Senior CounselNational Women’s Law Center Last week, the Center submitted two sets of comments to the Task Force on Childhood Obesity, which was recently established by President Obama. The Task Force asked for public input to assis...[Read on]
Dominance in women’s sports should be celebrated, not downgraded
by Nicole Marschean, InternNational Women's Law Center The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight with its 75th consecutive win yesterday. This year they also won their 16th Big East Championship title, in wh...[Read on]