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Recognizing the Importance of Women’s Rights Treaty on International Women’s Day

It’s Women’s History Month and tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day – the perfect time to highlight the importance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is a comprehensive international treaty … Continue reading

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Can You Get Fired for Being Pregnant?

By Haley Robinson, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Intern Pregnant women have been fired for drinking water, using the bathroom too frequently, and being unable to lift heavy objects. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) promises to strengthen protections against … Continue reading

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Female Graduate Remembers Nina Pillard, Lawyer Who Won Case Opening the Virginia Military Institute to Women

In 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for gender equality in higher education when it ruled that the Virginia Military Institute, a public university, must open its doors to female students. Today in The Hill, a newspaper that … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act: A Reminder of Past Progress and the ongoing Fight for Fair Pay

By Ally Scher, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today, June 10, 2013, marks the 50th year anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act stipulated that it is illegal for … Continue reading

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Civil Rights New: Full Senate Gearing Up for Immigration Bill; Equal Pay Acts Turns 50; Immigrant Workers Find Poverty Amid Wealth in California

Compiled by Claire Ross a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund “Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Overhaul of Immigration” Michael d. Shear and Ashley Parker The New York Times  – June 9, 2013 The Senate … Continue reading

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Five Things to Know About Women and Immigration Reform

Taahira Thompson, Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The impact of immigration reform in the United States will be felt by millions of new Americans who courageously risked their welfare to seek freedom and opportunity in the United States. … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day: Gender Wage Gap Means Women Lose $11,000 Per Year

Congratulations ladies, on April 9th, you will have finally earned as much as your male counterparts did last year! April 9th is Equal Pay Day because on average it takes women more than an additional three full months of hard work … Continue reading

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