Immigrant women are more likely to confront poverty, violence and exploitation than any other demographic in America. While apparently gender-neutral, our national immigration policies often place women at a disadvantage, compromising their personal and economic security.
Legal Momentum’s Immigrant Women Program (IWP) is a national leader in understanding and addressing the unique challenges confronting immigrant women. Through IWP, Legal Momentum raises public awareness of these challenges, and works with federal agencies and Congress to develop better policies for this particularly vulnerable group. IWP trains advocates, service providers, and law enforcement personnel working with immigrant women on the rights of immigrant victims of violence, domestic abuse, exploitation and sexual assault. Likewise IWP provides trainings and comprehensive curriculum for advocates working to secure the safety and rights of immigrant women.
IWP also works to eradicate gender bias in immigration policy. More >>.