Our mission is to ensure economic and personal security for all women and girls by advancing equity in education, the workplace, and the courts. We provide an expert legal voice to seek justice for women in law and government policy.
Legal Momentum is a national nonprofit organization that leads action for the legal rights of women. Our targeted litigation, education, policy advocacy, and research help to shape the laws and policies that affect gender equality and ensure that they are properly implemented and enforced. Successful initiatives include judicial education programs on the realities of sexual assault and domestic violence; successful advocacy for the Violence Against Women Act; and representing women who have been subjected to workplace discrimination with precedent-setting litigation.
Protecting Workplace Rights of Vulnerable Populations
Legal Momentum works to expand and enforce laws and policies enacted to protect women and ensure that they are able to obtain and succeed in non-traditional, high-paying jobs. We use our expertise in employment and pregnancy discrimination law to prevent and redress employment discrimination and harassment against women on a national scale. We work at every level of government to strengthen and promote systemic and policy-based responses to the challenges faced by women in this industry.
Strengthening the Safety Net
Legal Momentum leads a national effort to secure reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). We engage local community-based organizations throughout the country in crafting strategic reforms to ensure that the TANF program is reauthorized and is more responsive to the needs of women, who make up 90 percent of the TANF rolls.
Expanding Rights, Justice, and Services for Victims of Violence
On the heels of our legacy achievement—leading the fight to pass the Violence Against Women Act—Legal Momentum trains legal professionals and advocates nationwide on the rights, protections, and services available to victims and survivors of violence. We have also litigated several cases helping to establish and enforce workplace rights for victims of violence. Our Immigrant Women Program has a national training and technical assistance program for local groups working with immigrant women and addresses as well the many connections between violence and immigration status, public benefits, family law, and employment.