South Asian Bar Association of Washington Offering Public Interest Scholarships for Summer/Fall 2014
A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded by SABAW to a law student working on a discrete public interest project or doing a summer/fall 2014 public interest internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community in Washington. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to Mudit Kakar and received by April 30, 2014.
The scholarship recipient will be expected to attend the annual SABAW reception, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipients at the banquet will be a guest of SABAW. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased from SABAW directly.
Supreme Court Hears Case on Religious Freedom, Workers’ Rights and Contraceptives Yesterday
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for a case about religious freedom, workers’ rights and covering contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. The Washington Post describes the scene as “[w]ith both spring snow and demonstrators gathering on the sidewalk outside, the justices spent a spirited 90 minutes debating religious conviction, equal treatment for female workers and whether the court would be opening the door for religious challenges to all sorts of government regulation.”
While it is difficult to predict the outcome of the Court’s decision, the Guttmacher Institute released a new report in the interim, which synthesizes the most up-to-date family planning data and analyses to illustrate the current and future importance of family planning programs and the safety-net providers at the heart of this effort.
Click here to read the Moving Forward: Family Planning in the Era of Health Reform Report. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.
eWomenNetwork Foundation Offering Individual Grants to Nonprofits that Address Health, Wellness, and/or Safety of Underprivileged Women and/or Children
Do you know a small non-profit whose mission includes improving the emotional and financial well-being of women and children? Encourage them to apply for an eWomenNetwork Foundation Grant! The eWomenNetwork Foundation is awarding individual grants of $6,000 to small entrepreneurial organizations that address the health, wellness, and/or safety of underprivileged women and/or children.
For more information on the application and eligibility guidelines, click here. Deadline to submit applications is March 31st.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Provides Resources and Webinar for the Human Rights at Home Campaign
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) has provided a resource pack in conjunction with a March 6th webinar highlighting their federal advocacy as part of the Human Rights at Home Campaign. The resource pack includes a recording of the webinar and the NLCHP report Welcome Home: Rise of Tent Cities in the United States.