Education and Training Equity

Education and Training Equity


Women continue to face hurdles in school and at work, which can prevent them from attaining economic security and independence. From pre-k to graduate school, girls face discrimination in education—they are steered out of STEM programs, have fewer opportunities in athletics, and face unacceptably high levels of sexual harassment and violence.

Victims of campus sexual assault, in addition to dealing with devastating violations to their bodily integrity and physical safety, too often face disruptions to their education and career, which can result in permanent damage to job prospects, financial security, and lifetime earnings.

In employment, women hold jobs with lower salaries and fewer benefits. They are excluded from male-dominated training programs and professions.  Once they are there, they encounter sexual harassment, gender stereotyping, and pregnancy discrimination—all of which prevent them from advancing in the workplace. 

Programs & Initiatives

  • Title IX
    Congress, led by Hawaii Representative Patsy Mink (1927-2002), passed Title IX of the Education Amendments, barring federally funded educational institutions from discriminating on the basis of sex with respect to students and faculty. The legislation fundamentally changed education.
  • Legal Momentum is deeply involved in requiring schools to improve their efforts to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking and to respond to survivors. We work to ensure that schools keep students safe from sexual assault by implementing effective, victim-centered policies that comply with Title IX and the Clery Act.

  • Rights Now! Healthy Relationships for Young Women

    Rights Now! Healthy Relationship Training for Teens and Young Adults

    Legal Momentum is a proud partner in New York City’s Young Women’s Initiative (YWI), an innovative empowerment movement that fosters young women of color to become leaders in their communities and beyond.

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