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National Women’s Law Center launches new campaign

11/18/2010

Earlier this week, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) launched a new campaign to address Title IX violations and inequalities in girls’ high school sport. The campaign, “Rally for Girls’ Sports: She’ll Win More Than a Game“, also includes the filling of complaints in 12 school districts from South Dakota to Kentucky.

You can learn more about this groundbreaking endeavor at the NWLC’s website or download their briefing paper on the topic [PDF].

Some notable stats from this document are ::

  • Girls make up half of all high school students nationwide but only 41 percent of all high school athletes, which means that schools provide girls with 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play sports as compared to boys.
  • In an effort to save money, state high school athletic associations in Delaware, Florida and Nevada implemented cuts in the numbers of games scheduled for most teams, but specifically spared football from any cuts, thus imposing more of the burden of the economic crisis on girls.
  • Women in college receive only 43% of the sports opportunities that schools decide to provide, even though they represent over half of the undergraduates.

These stats are just a teaser from the comprehensive document created by the NWLC. We encourage you to read their briefing paper and become educated on this important topic.

NWLC also has a national hotline (1.855.437.4263), which allows concerned individuals to report inequities in girls sport.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/18/2010 5:49 pm

    Just wanted to thank you for this great article; this is the thing that keeps me encouraged through my day. I have been searching around for these posts under recommendation from a colleague and was pleased after I found it after searching for a while. Obviously, being a blogger myself, I’m glad to see others taking initiative and contributing to the community. Just wanted to show my gratitude for your work as it’s very encouraging, and many writers don’t get the recognition they deserve. I know I’ll come back to read more and will refer some of my friends here.

  2. 11/18/2010 7:17 pm

    Thanks for your comment. We hope to continue to use this blog for education, outreach, & advocacy. If you ever have content that is fitting with the Tucker Center’s mission, please let us know. We welcome guest bloggers!

    -Tucker Center Staff

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