February 9 Is National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Women's groups across the country are celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day today. This day is meant to reinforce the positive impact sports participation has in the life of women and girls and commemorate the achievements of women and girls in sports, as well as acknowledge the continued fight women and girls must wage in order to obtain equal access and recognition in the world of sports. Women’s groups are working to protect Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, including athletic programs.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .