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11/15/2011 - HERvotes Takes on Sexual Harassment
In its fifth blog carnival, HERvotes is taking on the need to keep the laws and public policies to end sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and at the workplace strong....

11/11/2011 - Pittsburgh Public School to End Single-Sex Classes
On Tuesday, Superintendent Linda Lane for Pittsburgh Public Schools recommended that George Westinghouse Academy, a local public high school, end its single sex education program....

10/24/2011 - Report Shows Abortion Frequent in Tehran
According to a study by Amir Erfani, entitled "Induced Abortion in Tehran, Iran: Estimated Rates and Correlates," many women in Tehran obtain abortions, despite Iran's highly restrictive abortion laws....

10/18/2011 - Vermilion Parish School to Halt Single Sex Program
In Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, the school board announced that it will end a middle school program that segregates classes by sex for at least the next five years....

9/26/2011 - Single-Sex Education Deemed Ineffective by ACCES Researchers
Distinguished university researchers on the Board of the American Council for CoEducational Schooling (ACCES) provided evidence that placing children in single-sex learning environments is ineffective, misguided and may actually have harmful effects on children....

9/15/2011 - Indiana School Imposes Extreme Sex-Segregation
At Arlington Community High School in Indianapolis, public school officials are separating male and female students even in the hallways, cafeterias, and on buses, in what they claim to be an effort to boost academic performance....

8/18/2011 - Two KY Schools Found in Violation of Title IX
The Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education determined, following its investigation, that two high schools in Oldham County, Kentucky violated Title IX by failing to provide equal locker room facilities for male and female athletes....

8/5/2011 - Federal Court Rules UC Davis in Violation of Title IX
On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Frank Damrell of Sacramento ruled that the University of California at Davis failed to allow women students equal opportunities to play college sports and violated Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education....

7/11/2011 - UN Women Lacks Necessary Funding
Six months after the creation of UN Women (UNW), a special agency for women started by the United Nations, the agency lacks the voluntary funding necessary to complete its 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, to assist countries in achieving gender equality and women's empowerment. Initially, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had set a 500 million dollar target as an annual budget for UNW, but the agency has only received around 80 million dollars....

7/1/2011 - Contraceptive Discontinuation Rates High
According to a study done by Sian Cutris et....

6/14/2011 - Vermilion Parish School Board Ends Single-Sex Program
In Vermillion Parish, Louisiana, the school board voted unanimously to end a program at Rene Rost Middle School (RRMS) that separated girls and boys in core curriculum classes for the past two years....

6/2/2011 - Yale Faces Possible Fines for Failure to Report Sex Crimes
Yale University may be fined or experience funding cuts for failing to include a complete list of sex crimes that occurred at the university in its annual report to the government....

5/19/2011 - Yale Fraternity Suspended for Harassment
On Tuesday, Yale University Dean Mary Miller announced that the university's chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity will be suspended after its pledged chanted "no means yes, yes means anal" at an initiation event last fall....

4/28/2011 - Deception in Athletic Programs' Gender Equity, NY Times Reports
A New York Times report released earlier this week uncovered the deception of many athletic programs in schools regarding gender equity in sports, distorting the numbers in order to comply with the requirements of Title IX....

4/4/2011 - Biden Announces Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce a new national sexual assault awareness campaign for colleges and K-12 schools at the University of New Hampshire today....

2/3/2011 - PA High School Ends Segregation Program
McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania has abandoned its pilot "mentoring" program that that separated students by race and gender in their homeroom classrooms following much controversy and negative media attention....

1/31/2011 - PA School Segregates Students by Race and Gender
A high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania has adopted a pilot program that separates students by race and gender in their homeroom classrooms....

1/25/2011 - Anti-Retaliation Provision Ruled Applicable to Employee's Fiance
Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Thompson v....

1/11/2011 - Feminist Dreams of a Young Girl
A budding feminist and nine-year-old elementary school politician, Christina Taylor Green, was the youngest of six killed in the shooting that occurred at the "Congress on Your Corner" event sponsored by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday. Born on 9/11 and featured in a book entitled Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11, Green expressed an abiding interest in American civic life....

11/30/2010 - Boston Superintendent of Schools Delays Decision to Set up Single-Sex Academies
Carol Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Schools, announced her decision late last week to reevaluate her earlier decision to establish public single-sex academies in Boston city schools....

8/23/2010 - Muslim Woman Sues Disney Over Hijab
Imane Boudlal, a hostess in a Disneyland restaurant, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the theme park because its management allegedly did not allow her to wear a hijab at work....

8/19/2010 - Suit Filed in Yearbook Exclusion Case
Caera Sturgis, who is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Wesson Attendance Center in Mississippi for excluding her name and photo from the senior year book after she chose to wear a tuxedo in her portrait....

8/12/2010 - Quinnipiac Adds Women's Teams to Comply with Title IX
In an effort to adhere to Title IX regulations, Quinnipiac University is adding both a women's rugby and golf team, in addition to reinstating their women's volleyball team....

7/23/2010 - Judge Rules Quinnipiac Violated Title IX
District Judge Stefan Underhill ruled yesterday that the competitive cheerleading at Quinnipiac does not qualify as varsity sport for purposes of Title IX....

7/20/2010 - Vaginal Gel May Defend Against HIV and Herpes
A new vaginal gel has been developed that appears to help reduce a woman's risk of acquiring HIV or herpes....