CWLC Resources

Resources: Gender Discrimination

Lactation 101: Lactation Accommodations in Los Angeles County Higher Education (2017)

June 22, 2017

Access to lactation accommodations is an issue at all levels of educational instruction.  Thus, Lactation 101 adds to our previous work at the K-12 level, broadening our coverage to 107 colleges, universities and institutes of higher learning in Los Angeles County. Of the 107 institutions evaluated, only 4 schools met four or more of the
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Training: “The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX and California Law”

April 19, 2017

This informational webinar reviewed the laws protecting pregnant and parenting students in California to enable practitioners to identify and remedy these harmful forms of discrimination, shared the results of the ABC’s of Breastfeeding Report Card grading lactation accommodations in K-12 schools in Los Angeles County, and discussed next steps in expanding the impact of the report card.

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.

Of the States, By the States, For the States: Strategies and Tools for Gender Equality (2015)

December 30, 2016

Created through The Alliance, this resource document presents a compilation of the Alliance’s state advocacy strategies, models, and resources in two priority areas: advancing abortion policy and combatting religious refusals. This first edition chronicles tangible abortion and refusals advocacy efforts on the ground in our states with links to concrete advocacy tools, such as bills
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The Road Ahead: Gender Equality After Hobby Lobby (2015)

December 29, 2016

Created through The Alliance, this report focuses on the Supreme Court’s decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. It is intended to serve as a resource for state and national colleagues who recognize the struggle for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, full gender equality, and social justice itself can be won only through creative and concerted advocacy.

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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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.

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.

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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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.