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Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising

Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. — Maya Angelou Our world continued to evolve this year, but that did not stop us from coming together to celebrate the work we do for our clients, many of whom are in need … Continue reading “Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising”

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On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics

Women and girls have made a lot of progress since Title IX passed 49 years ago this June 23, yet we’re still not over the finish line. At the high school level alone, boys get a million more opportunities to play sports compared to girls, even though girls want to play in far higher numbers. … Continue reading “On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics”

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This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave

By Ezera Miller-Walfish* Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Wondering how you might show a little extra gratitude today for your dad or the dads in your life? Well, we’ve got an answer for you: tell your Member of Congress to pass President Biden’s American Families Plan so that parents across the country can … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave”

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

By Alex Allam* This Pride Month, we celebrate the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. One year ago, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, also … Continue reading “Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County”

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LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders

The Brief, which can be read here and features LAAW’s Work & Family Program, aims to elevate the intersectional and intergenerational issues associated with the care economy and the challenges facing low-income women of color who make up the care workforce. The primer is designed to provide funders with responsive strategies and policy solutions which … Continue reading “LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders”

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Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets

LAAW and co-counsel the California Women’s Law Center’s settlement with Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics was covered in several news outlets.  Links to media coverage can be found below: The San Diego Union Tribune KPBS Fox 5 San Diego The Coast News NBC San Diego As Kim Turner, Director of LAAW’s … Continue reading “Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets”

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Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts

Nationwide and across California gender inequity persists in competitive youth sports programming hosted and run by park and recreation departments. Low-income girls of color particularly lack access and equity. In one study conducted by our Fair Play for Girls in Sports nonprofit project, California park and recreation departments reported girls receiving just one-third, or less, … Continue reading “Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts”

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You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment

This blog post is part of our Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Toolkit, which we hope will help workers learn to identify, address, and prevent workplace sexual harassment. The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. It has valuable information not only for victims of harassment, but also for other employees who may be bystanders … Continue reading “You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment”

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Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women

Everyone saw how blatantly unfair it was for the women’s basketball teams in the NCAA tournament to have one tiny stack of weights and a couple of yoga mats whereas men’s basketball teams had an entire weight room complex. The uproar was quick and effective as the NCAA apologized, dashed to equalize the weight rooms, … Continue reading “Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women”

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