Sports for Girls in the District of Columbia

Fact Sheets

The National Women’s Law Center is concerned that girls in the District of Columbia public school system are not getting adequate opportunities to play sports — and therefore are not benefiting from the many academic, economic, social and health benefits that sports provide. There is mounting evidence that the playing field is not level for girls in DCPS. This article from the Washington City Paper highlights just what we are concerned about.

To better understand the situation, the Center is looking to connect with parents/guardians, coaches and others who know girls in middle and high schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools system.

Do you have experience with sports in DCPS? Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.

Spread the word in your community

You can download and print fliers to distribute to individuals or hang in public spaces in your community. The fliers are available in both English and Spanish, as well as with tear off tabs or without. We appreciate your efforts — please let us know about them! Email Melanie Ross Levin at to let us know where you distributed and/or posted the fliers.

Is this fair? English fliers

Is this fair? Spanish fliers - Esto es justo?

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Published On: November 15, 2015Associated Issues: AthleticsEducation & Title IX

It's time for change, and we must act now. Time's up.