National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2017


National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2017

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) is proud to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day, commemorating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls who participate in athletics.

Forty-four years after the enactment of Title IX, however, schools continue to discriminate against female athletes. Female students still have significantly fewer opportunities to participate in sports compared to their male counterparts, and often also have unequal funding, facilities and equipment. CWLC remains committed to fighting for gender equity in California schools. We proudly maintain our role as an expert regarding matters relating to Title IX throughout California and serve as a primary resource center in the state for girls, parents, coaches, school officials, and policymakers.

Building on our long and successful history of Title IX litigation including Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, CWLC continues to work to ensure equal access to sports on school campuses across the state. We know that athletic opportunities for girls boost confidence and breed future success in educational and professional endeavors.

We are also proud to announce that on May 16, 2017, CWLC will honor the 2016 WNBA Champions, the Los Angeles Sparks, with its Pursuit of Justice Award at our annual event. Many of the Sparks players have been vocal about the instrumental role Title IX has had in their success. To learn more about the Los Angeles Sparks and their annual #WeAreWomen event, visit

For more information about CWLC’s Title IX work, please visit: and click here for additional resources.