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Supreme Court Nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan "Exceptionally Qualified," Says NWLC

Member Organization: 
National Women's Law Center

 

 
For Immediate Release: May 10, 2010
Contact: Karen Schneider or Maria Patrick, 202-588-5180

 

(Washington, D.C.)   The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today praised Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S Supreme Court, as “an exceptionally qualified” person who is known for fair-mindedness and possesses considerable legal skills. If confirmed, Solicitor General Kagan would fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

“Gendered States: Rethinking Culture as a Site of South Asian Human Rights Work”

Date/Time: 
05/21/2010

A lecture by Kamala Visweswaran

This lecture explores the place of culture in debates about women’s rights in South Asia, in particular, the nexus between human rights reporting on South Asia, feminist legal theory and gender asylum testimony.

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: McKenzie Hall, Room 125, 1101 Kincaid St., Eugene, OR, University of Oregon campus

NWLC Fact Sheet: Women’s Lower Wages Worsen their Circumstances

American women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.This gap in earnings translates into $10,622 less per year in female median earnings. The effect of the wage gap is even more substantial when race and gender are brought into the picture; African-American women and Latinas earn 61 cents and 52 cents, respectively, for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. Although enforcement of the Equal Pay Act as well as other civil rights laws has helped to narrow the wage gap over time, it is critical for women and their families that the significant disparities in pay that remain be addressed.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/lowerwageshurtwomen.pdf
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Map It! The Global Status of Girls

Introducing the new, fully interactive method of feminist geographical mapping: online map tools!


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The Center Works to Improve State Law and Federal Policy on International Trafficking of Women and Girls

April 19, 2010

For the first time in 2010, the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report will assess efforts made by governments and others within the United States to address trafficking. Because the Center has led the way to assist state legislators in the 50 states to develop effective laws and policies, we believe that our comments to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office will be invaluable to this assessment.

NWLC Fact Sheet: The Department Of Education Puts The Teeth Back In Title IX By Revoking a Damaging 2005 Athletics Policy

On April 20, 2010, the Department of Education issued a new policy document revoking the harmful 2005 Additional Clarification that weakened schools’ obligations under Title IX to provide women and girls with equal athletic opportunities.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/FactSheeton2010TitleIXPolicy.pdf
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Out of the Shadows: Immigrant Women and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Date/Time: 
04/16/2010

Too often, discussions about Comprehensive Immigration Reform fail to acknowledge the important economic contributions of the more than 18.9 million foreign-born women currently residing and working in the United States. 

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