Even though both state and federal laws prohibit sex discrimination in sports programs in publicly funded educational institutions and recreational facilities, girls are still losing out on the playing field. CWLC lectures, issues policy briefs, and testifies before lawmakers about the need to vigorously enforce these laws. To enhance girls’ preparedness for competitive sports, CWLC is one of the few organizations focused on equity at the K-12 level as well as those sponsored by city parks and recreational departments. Leading the way, CWLC successfully represented Alhambra high school girls in the first Title IX class-action sports lawsuit ever certified in California for high school students.
The CWLC has also created Time Out: Does your School Play Fair? A Title IX guide to inform women and young girls of their rights under the law, and to help them fairly asses whether their school or university is in compliance. The guide also includes steps women can take to address compliance issues at their school.
Download a copy of Time Out: Does Your School Play Fair?
Read CWLC’s policy brief on the link between participation in sports and teen pregnancy.
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