CWLC Resources

Resources: Women's Health

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.

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.

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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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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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

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.

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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