Submitted by afaitelson on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 3:32pm
By Ariella Faitelson*
Nearly a week after the US Women’s Soccer Team faced off against Japan in the World Cup Finals, the American Sports Council (formerly known as the College Sports Council) publicized its lawsuit against the Department of Education. The suit attempts to rattle Title IX which outlawed gender discrimination in any educational setting or activity. Signed into law in 1972, Title IX has since dramatically increased opportunities and equality in athletics at all levels. Women’s participation in high school athletics from 1971 to today has increased by an astonishing 940 percent (based on statistics from the National Federation of High School Associations).
Submitted by afaitelson on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 12:02pm
Margot Baruch, an NCRW AMEX Fellow, recently posted a blog analyzing the newly established UN Women program. She writes that in order “for UN Women to be effective, it needs to incorporate a feminist and women’s human rights lens while working in the bureaucratic confines of the United Nations.” Check out her blog post about UN Women here!