A new report released this week by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education highlights both the amazing progress for women and girls after 35 years of Title IX and the distance still to go. The report, Title IX at 35: Beyond the Headlines (PDF), shows that, contrary to critic�s claims, educational performance for both boys and girls has improved under Title IX.
Regarding single-sex education, the report focuses on the 2006 changes to Title IX regulations by the Department of Education. These changes allow schools to provide general single-sex programs outside of the narrow field of single-sex programs allowed by the 1975 Title IX regulations, such as contact sports and sex education. These new regulations do not provide adequate safeguards against discrimination. The authors urge educators to carefully consider the dangers of single-sex education, and to ensure that they are not undoing to the progress of Title IX.
Media Resources: National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education; Feminist Majority Foundation
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
1/22/2015 BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban - After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care. . . .
1/22/2015 House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support - House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill.
The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. . . .