Meet the Organizations Driving This Work

Gender Justice | Legal Voice
Southwest Women’s Law Center | Women’s Law Project

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Gender Justice is a legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to advancing gender equity through the law. We envision a world where all people can thrive regardless of their gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We strive to dismantle legal, structural, and cultural barriers to ensure people of all genders are safe, valued, and free. 

Founded in 2010, we pursue our mission through five core strategies: legal strategy thought leadership; impact litigation; policy and administrative advocacy; public education; and movement building and partnership. Our work enforces and evolves the law. We develop and advocate for new policies to advance gender equality and engage cross-movement tables of allies in support in Minnesota and nationally, and educate people about their rights, changes in the law, and gender oppression. 

Current Gender Justice programs focus on: Economic Justice, Reproductive Freedom & Justice; Freedom from Gender-Based Violence; and Trans & LGBQ Liberation.

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Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change for women and LGBTQ people in five Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We use that power structure to dismantle sexism and oppression, specifically advocating for our regions’ most marginalized communities: women of color, lesbians, transgender and gender-nonconforming people; immigrants, people with disabilities, low-income women, and others affected by gender oppression and injustice. 

Current initiatives focus on: Ending Rape Myths in the Law, Advancing the Rights of Low-Wage Working Women and LGBTQ People to Economic Security and Freedom from Exploitation; Safeguarding Health Care as a Human Right; Honoring All Families; Eliminating Barriers to Safety for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence; Advancing the Civil Right to Freedom from Gender Discrimination; Honoring the Dignity and Autonomy of People Making Reproductive Decisions. 

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Southwest Women’s Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization based in Albuquerque. The SWLC mission is to provide women in New Mexico with the opportunity to achieve their full economic and personal potential. Since our founding in 2005, SWLC has worked to eliminate gender bias, discrimination, and harassment; to lift women and their families out of poverty; and to ensure all women have full control over their reproductive lives through access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion care. 

We work to advance the well-being, rights, and power of women in New Mexico through legal research, policy analysis, advocacy, community and stakeholder education, and coalition work at the local, state and national levels. 

Current priorities include eliminating old abortion restrictions and fighting new ones; securing paid family and medical leave; preserving the social safety net in Medicaid and other programs; and addressing the epidemic of sexual violence – and lack of adequate health services – in American Indian tribal communities. 

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Women’s Law Project is a nonprofit public interest legal organization working to defend and advance the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ+ people in Pennsylvania and beyond. We use an intersectional analysis to prioritize work on behalf of people facing multiple forms of oppression based on sex, gender, race, ethnicity, class, disability, incarceration, pregnancy, and immigration status. We leverage impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct assistance and representation to dismantle discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and eradicate institutional biases and unfair treatment based on sex or gender. We’re proud to be a state-based organization with significant track record of national influence through our expertise in representing abortion providers, establishing legal precedents, enacting policy reforms, and leading innovative collaborations such as the Philadelphia Model, a nationally recognized initiative to hold police accountable for investigating sex crimes.

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