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Teen Dating Violence in California Schools: Know Your Rights

August 8, 2017

Fact Sheet – Asking for Salary History Perpetuates Pay Discrimination from Job to Job

July 17, 2017

The National Women’s Law Center released a fact sheet in June 2017 highlighting how Asking for Salary History Perpetuates Pay Discrimination from Job to Job. 

Know Your IX’s State Policy Playbook

July 6, 2017

Know Your IX’s State Policy Playbook outlines key reforms that students, advocates, and state policymakers can pursue to support survivors on campus, keep students safe, and end gender-based violence in school. For more information, visit the Know Your IX website here.

Gender Discrimination in Education – Pregnancy and Parenting

December 30, 2016

A brief overview on gender discrimination in education, focused specifically on the application of Title IX to pregnant and parenting students, including helpful frequently asked questions.

Gender Discrimination in Education – Athletics

December 30, 2016

This guide provides an overview on gender discrimination in education, and is focused specifically on athletics. It covers the facts about Title IX as it pertains to athletics and includes resources about how Title IX is applied to athletics, enforcement and compliance, including several cases and resources.

Landmark Bipartisan Justice for Victims Act Signed into Law (2016)

December 30, 2016

Senate Bill (SB) 813, the Justice for Victims Act, introduced by Senator Connie Leyva, eliminates the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California. It was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2016.

Webinar – Equal Pay in California: Your Right to Pay Equity in the Workplace (2016)

December 30, 2016

The California Fair Pay Collaborative, comprised of the California Women’s Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, and Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center trained individuals and attorneys in how to navigate California’s Equal Pay Act. This training covers the rights workers have under California’s equal pay law, how to spot a violation of those rights, and what
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Female Veteran’s Fair Housing Case Against Housing Facility (2016)

December 29, 2016

The California Women’s Law Center, along with co-counsel, represented a female veteran who brought several claims against the owners and managers of a facility developed to provide housing for disabled homeless veterans. Based on the sexual assault and harassment that she alleged occurred at the facility, the plaintiff brought two Fair Housing Act claims for a hostile living environment as
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Webinar – Title IX – Gender Equality in School Athletics (2016)

December 29, 2016

The California Women’s Law Center and the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project offered this training opportunity about Title IX as it applies to athletics in schools, and in particular K-12 schools in California. You will need a password to access this material.

Aging, Women, and Poverty in California: We Must Do More (2016)

December 28, 2016

On June 3, 2016, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) partnered with the California Commission on Aging and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to co-host the “Aging, Women, and Poverty in California” forum. This policy paper summarizes the key issues facing poor older women in California as well as serves
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ABCs of Breastfeeding Report Card (2015 and 2016)

December 28, 2016

In 2015, the ACLU of Southern California, BreastfeedLA (The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles) and CWLC released a report card on the state of lactation accommodations for students and employees in Los Angeles County schools. The 2015 report found the average grade across all schools was a “D.” A year later, this same
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Title IX Victory in the Ninth Circuit on Sweetwater (2014)

December 28, 2016

CWLC, with our partners at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, continue to monitor the Title IX compliance progress at Castle Park High School in the Sweetwater School District located in Chula Vista, California. In 2014, the Ninth Circuit in Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, 768 F.3d
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Just Play Now

December 28, 2016

CWLC has a dedicated website in order to provide information and tools to students, parents and coaches to ensure that their high school is providing fair athletic opportunities to girls. The site includes case studies, videos, and a toolkit with templates.

California Women Veterans Legal Collaborative

December 28, 2016

The California Women Veterans Legal Collaborative is an active partnership between the California Women’s Law Center and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center to provide coordinated, statewide legal assistance to female veterans who were victims of sexual assault or violence while serving in the military (termed Military Sexual Trauma or MST).  Women veterans with a
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Aging, Women, and Poverty In California Forum Documents (2016)

December 28, 2016

On June 3, 2016, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) partnered with the California Commission on Aging and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to co-host the “Aging, Women and Poverty in California” forum.  The Forum focused on the priorities and perspectives that community and policy leaders need to address as our population
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California Financial Security: Dreaming or Struggling AARP Survey (2017)

December 27, 2016

This statewide survey of 800 California adults age 36-70 who are in the workforce finds that some Californians are living the dream, but many are struggling.

Title IX Victory in the Ninth Circuit on Sweetwater (2014)

December 27, 2016

CWLC, with our partners at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, continue to monitor the Title IX compliance progress at Castle Park High School in the Sweetwater School District located in Chula Vista, California. In 2014, the Ninth Circuit in Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, 768 F.3d
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CWLC Women Veterans Housing Policy Brief (2015)

December 27, 2016

This CWLC policy brief examines the lack of safe and supportive housing for women veterans, because current supportive housing facilities specifically targeted for homeless veterans fails to accommodate the needs of women veterans and their families, particularly those with MST- (Military Sexual Trauma) related disabilities.

Pregnant Students and Confidential Medical Services Policy Brief (2013)

December 26, 2016

This CWLC policy brief outlines the rights of pregnant teens in California regarding their ability to consent to all medical care related to their pregnancy. This right extends to other limited, specified medical conditions – usually those that involve sexual activity and other sensitive and personal matters.

Educational Rights of Pregnant & Parenting Teens: Title IX & CA State Law Requirements (2012)

December 26, 2016

This CWLC policy brief explores Title IX, specifically the explicit protections for pregnant and parenting students. Coupled with state law protections that both mirror and expand on Title IX, California provides pregnant teens with important legal tools to combat discrimination and harassment in schools

Time Out – Does your School Play Fair? (2006)

December 26, 2016

CWLC developed this practical guide to inform women and young girls of their rights under Title IX, and to help them fairly assess whether their school or university is in compliance.

Sisters in Control (2007)

December 23, 2016

CWLC collaborated with five community-based organizations in Los Angeles County to develop Sisters in Control, a resource guide and public education campaign which provided birth control information through a reproductive justice lens specifically for women of color, immigrant women, and adolescent girls.

The Civil Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Teens in California Schools (2002)

December 22, 2016

This CWLC policy brief was created to educate the public about the civil rights of pregnant and parenting teens and to encourage schools to adopt policies that protect teens’ rights.

Gender Discrimination in Education – Sexual Assault and Harassment

December 21, 2016

This is a brief overview on gender discrimination in education, focused specifically on sexual assault and harassment. This short guide covers the facts and includes resources on what Title IX is, and how it applies to the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act.

The California Victim Compensation Program

December 21, 2016

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help victims and family members of victims of crimes help pay for bills and related expenses that result from certain violent crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. If you have been the victim of a violent crime or have been threatened with injury, you
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Student and Advocate Web Resources

December 20, 2016

The California Women’s Law Center closely monitors the fight to end sexual assault on college campuses and is committed to providing students and their advocates the resources they need to prevent campus sexual assaults and secure justice for survivors.

Eliminating Health Barriers for Women Veterans (2014)

December 20, 2016

The Eliminating Health Barriers Project was a collaborative effort between CWLC and numerous veteran services organizations across California. The focus of the project was to work directly with women veterans and other key informants to develop workable, gender-appropriate, and responsive solutions to address current obstacles to accessing health care services. The project involved low-income women
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Girls Participation in Sports: An Important Tool in Teen Pregnancy Prevention (2002)

December 19, 2016

One of the proven benefits of sports activity that has too often been overlooked is the relationship between participation in sports and teen pregnancy prevention. This CWLC policy brief highlights the relationship between these two issues and the barriers that have prevented sports from being utilized as an important tool in teen pregnancy prevention.

Opening Doors & Opportunities for Girls

December 19, 2016

A Title IX Compliance Checklist: Top 14 Questions to Ask and Act On The California Title IX Coalition invites you to join us in opening doors and opportunities for girls and young women in your community. You can do this by using the enclosed Title IX Check List to assess your local high school’s compliance
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Older Women’s Health Resource Guide: Learning to Demand and Receive Better Care (2006)

December 19, 2016

This guide was created to provide basic and general information about your rights regarding your ability to receive quality health care and what steps you can take if you believe you are not able to receive the care you need. It is meant to educate and empower you to know the law, demand your rights
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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Schools: What Title IX Requires (2011)

April 20, 2011

This document is intended to provide a summary of the Office for Civil Rights “Dear Colleague” letter issued on April 4, 2011, which provided special Title IX guidance on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Murder at Home Project (2005)

April 1, 2011

The Murder at Home Project sought to transform criminal justice, community, and media responses to intimate partner violence to ensure that these crimes are taken seriously and addressed appropriately. In 2005, CWLC released its policy report Murder at Home: An Examination of Legal and Community Responses to Intimate Femicide in California.