Equity in Schools & Universities

Every student deserves to learn in an environment that’s safe and free from discrimination. From gender stereotyping in the classroom, to epidemic levels of sexual assault on college campuses, ERA fights alongside students, providing free legal help to protect their civil rights and access to education. We have students’ backs, and we have for 45+ years.

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Know Your Rights

If you’re being discriminated against or mistreated at school because of your gender identity or sexual orientation — or if you’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed at school — knowing your rights could help protect you. Whether you choose to report, file a complaint, send a letter, sue your school, or just want to consider your options, start by learning what your rights are.

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One in 5 women, 1 in 20 men, and 1 in 4 nonbinary or GNC students is sexually assaulted during college. This is unacceptable. ERA fights for a world where all students can go to school without the threat of sexual violence. As part of our Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education, we train and support volunteer attorneys to provide free legal aid to student survivors. Known as ENOUGH Advocates, these attorneys make up the nation's first pro bono network dedicated to providing free legal help to college survivors of sexual violence.

If you are a student who has been sexually assaulted or harassed, get in touch with an ENOUGH Advocate: equalrights.org/enough

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The First 100 Days

We're calling on the Biden-Harris Administration to take 20 executive actions to support essential workers, women of color, and families in their first 100 days in the White House. Read our recommendations & sign our petition.

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Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

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Your Rights at School

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We may be able to provide free legal help for the following issues at school: gender and LGBTQI+ discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pregnancy or parenting discrimination.

Workplace issues: Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new employment-related inquiries at this time.

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We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue.

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Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo


Posiblemente, podemos proveer ayuda legal gratuita por los siguientes problemas en o la escuela: discriminación basado en el género o por estatus LGBTQI+, acoso sexual, asalto sexual, y discriminación basado en el embarazo o por ser padre/madre.


Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el link "Educación."