50 years later, we have much to celebrate with Title IX…but we still have a lot of work to support ongoing efforts for strong Title IX protections and enforcement.
April 21, 2022
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
June 23, 2022, will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In honor of the anniversary of Title IX, the National Women’s Law Center, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, and Women’s Sports Foundation have launched the Demand IX campaign. It is a collaborative effort to promote positive system and cultural change, in support of ongoing efforts for strong Title IX protections and enforcement.
Want a quick refresh on all that Title IX does? Check out this blog post on how it protects youth, on and off the field. Of special note is that Title IX provides protections for students who are pregnant or parenting. If you want to spread the word about these protections, we invite you to use the resources from our Protect Your Rights materials, including two infographics, a poster, a wallet card, and a complete packaged social media campaign.
Join Demand IX to Fight for Equity and Justice
Pledge to Join the Fight
Healthy Teen Network is proud to sign the Demand IX pledge, and we encourage you to do the same. We pledge to continue our fight for equity and justice by advocating for strong Title IX protections and enforcement. Title IX is essential for protecting the rights of all young people.
In addition to the pledge, there are other ways you can join the Demand IX campaign:
Amplify on Social Media
Educate yourself and others by posting on social media. Use the hashtags #DemandNine and #EquityForEveryone. There’s also a digital action guide to support your efforts.
Share Your Story
Share your story about how Title IX has impacted your life. Record a video or write about your experience and use the hashtags #DemandNine and #EquityForEveryone.
The Demand IX website also offers many resources ranging from the history of Title IX to student resources and ways to learn more.
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