Women's Rights Project - Annual Report 2009

May 1, 2010

The goal of the ACLU WRP is to secure gender equality and ensure that all women and girls are able to lead lives of dignity free from violence and discrimination. This means an America where all women and girls have access to quality education, employment, housing, and health, irrespective of race, class, income, immigration status or involvement with the criminal justice system.

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Table of Contents

WRP MISSION STATEMENT 2
ADVANCING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2
Protecting the Workplace Rights of Low-Wage Immigrant Women Workers 2
Women in Non-Traditional Occupations 8
Strengthening Employment Protections 10
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS 12
Ending Housing Discrimination Against Survivors of Domestic Violence 12
Sexual Harassment and Housing 15
Police and Governmental Response to Domestic Violence 15
Ending Employment Discrimination Against Survivors of Domestic Violence 17
REFORMING THE CRIMINAL & JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS 18
Collateral Consequences 18
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System 20
Conditions of Confinement 22
Challenging Discriminatory Criminal Prosecutions 23
Performing Activism (Words from Prison) 24
GUARANTEEING EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY 25
Sex Segregated Public Education 25
Sexual Harassment/Assault in Schools 28
Athletics and Title IX 30
PUBLIC HEALTH & CIVIL LIBERTIES 30
HUMAN RIGHTS 32
PROTECTING FREEDOM OF RELIGION & BELIEF FOR MUSLIM WOMEN 33

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