Legal Services

The National Women’s Law Center’s mission is to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. We have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. Today, an experienced staff of nearly 60 continues to advance the issues that cut to the core of women’s lives in education, employment, family and economic security, and health and reproductive rights—with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

The WLP has brought and won lawsuits challenging gender discrimination. It has worked to eliminate gender discrimination in laws and institutions, to promote changes in the legal system that will improve the status and opportunities of women and their families, to improve the responses of public agencies to women’s needs, to educate the public about the status of women’s rights, and to empower women by providing information which enables them to address problems in their lives.

The Mission of the Women’s Law Project is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

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