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What Should Servicewomen Expect? Respect.

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 4:48pm
Last week, the Pentagon announced a change in policy that eased the ban on women serving in combat. This is a heartening step towards ending gender discrimination in the military and giving women who bravely serve our country the credit they have earned.

Survey Reports Alarming Levels of Sexual and Domestic Violence

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 12:09pm

Last week, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported the results of its extensive survey on intimate partner and sexual violence in the United States. The findings were staggering. In the past year alone, 1.3 million women…

Stop Domestic Violence in Its Tracks

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 6:04pm

It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when many of us ask: what can we do about the injustice of intimate partner abuse? More than 10 years ago, Jessica Lenahan faced just that question when the police failed to respond to her pleas…

Anita Hill: Still Powerful 20 Years Later

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 6:02pm

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill's testimony at Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Twenty years ago, in the face of extreme pressure, Professor Hill recounted the ways that Thomas, who had been her boss at the…

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part III

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part III

By Ilona Nanay, Women's Rights Project & Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 9:18pm

Today, Wal-Mart v. Dukes was argued in front of the Supreme Court. At issue is whether this sex discrimination case against Wal-Mart should be allowed to proceed as a class action. The ACLU submitted a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that class actions…

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part II

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part II

By Ilona Nanay, Women's Rights Project & Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 6:24pm

Tomorrow, Wal-Mart v. Dukes will be argued in front of the Supreme Court. At issue is whether this sex discrimination case against Wal-Mart should be allowed to proceed as a class action. The ACLU submitted a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that…

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part I

What Women Told Us: Pay and Promotion Disparities Are Rampant, Part I

By Ilona Nanay, Women's Rights Project & Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 6:11pm

On March 29, Wal-Mart v. Dukes will be argued in front of the Supreme Court. At issue is whether this sex discrimination case against Wal-Mart should be allowed to proceed as a class action. The ACLU submitted a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that…

Seattle Proposal a Step Forward for Housing Rights and Public Safety

Seattle Proposal a Step Forward for Housing Rights and Public Safety

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 3:16pm

Samantha*, a single mother from Seattle, is actively searching for housing for herself and her young daughter. She was once involved in crime connected to her drug addiction, but served her time in prison and successfully completed rehab. All she…

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