Gender Discrimination

Litigation: Female Veteran’s Fair Housing Case (2016)

The California Women’s Law Center and 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
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Additional Resources: Sexual Assault and Harassment

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.   The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help victims and family members of victims of
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CWLC Initiative: Eliminating Health Barriers for Women Veterans (2014)

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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CWLC Report: HIV Criminalization and Sex Work in California (2017)

In collaboration with The Williams Institute and the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center, CWLC helped bring attention to the discriminatory treatment of female sex workers in California. As part of this effort, we participated in the creation of a report analyzing arrests made in California from 2005-2013 for prostitution and other offenses related to sex
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