CWLC Resources

Resources: Women's Health

Limiting NDAs that Silence Workers

April 30, 2020

Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) can silence workers who have been the victims of harassment and abuse. Policymakers should prioritize limiting NDAs and contracts that silence workers.

How to Appeal a Domestic Violence Restraining Order: Tips & Tricks (2020)

January 23, 2020

This informational webinar explores the specific issues related to appeals of domestic violence restraining order decisions in California courts. It addresses some of the most common issues related to preserving an appeal and briefly reviews the procedures for appealing, including tips for maximizing the likelihood of a successful appeal. Join CWLC’s Senior Staff Attorney, Amy
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Using Title IX as a Legal Tool to Address Campus Sexual Assault: A Brief Primer (2020)

January 7, 2020

Join CWLC’s Staff Attorney, Mariah Lindsay, for this training on Title IX as it relates to campus sexual assault. It provides context and background on the prevalence and impact of campus sexual assault, the evolving role of Title IX on this issue, the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX and the current status of these
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Reproductive Rights: California vs. Trump (2018)

September 12, 2018

The rights of women in the United States are under attack. Over the last two years, the current administration has repeatedly taken aim at women’s reproductive rights and health care options, including allowing employers to refuse to provide birth control for their employees, cutting funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs, and defunding global programs that
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Webinar Training – “The FACT Act Decision and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on the Future of Reproductive Health Care” (2018)

August 14, 2018

The California Women’s Law Center and UC Irvine School of Law Professor Michele Goodwin presented an important webinar about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent NIFLA v. Becerra decision regarding California’s FACT Act. The webinar addressed the reasons the FACT Act was implemented, its application to “crisis pregnancy centers” in California, and the Supreme Court’s ruling
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Webinar Training: “The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools” (2018)

August 2, 2018

This informational webinar discusses the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for pregnancy and lactation.

“HIV Criminalization and Sex Work in California” (2018)

January 20, 2018

The California Women’s Law Center announces the release of “HIV Criminalization and Sex Work in California” which analyzed the application of many of our state’s criminal laws related to HIV. In collaboration with The Williams Institute and the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center, CWLC was pleased to be able to participate in the creation of this report analyzing arrests
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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” (2016)

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.

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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