Fighting for Women's Equality
Closing the Enforcement Gap

Access to Justice Initiative 

An existing gap in the enforcement of the law leaves working women and their children behind.

Poverty, lack of job mobility, and fear of employer retaliation keep far too many workers silent in the face of unfair treatment. Studies confirm that women, people of color, and low-wage workers are much less likely to have access to legal representation.

Current projects

Advice & Counseling: This unique national hotline (online and telephone) gives women workers and their families the tools they need when they need them.

Know Your Rights: Toolkits for workers and advocates empower individuals and help them understand the law.

Fellowships: Our range of fellowship, clerkship, and internship programs prepare the next generation of women’s rights advocates.

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#MeToo Inspired Bill Wins CA Assembly Support

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AB 9 Corrects Statute of Limitations for Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Claims SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today approved important legislation that would give victims of... read more

ERA, Partners Stand with Janitors Saying ‘Ya Basta!’ to Sexual Harassment & Violence at Work

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Equal Rights Advocates, SEIU-USWW, and Futures Without Violence submit comments to guide sexual harassment training for CA janitorial workers On May 20, 2019, Equal Rights Advocates and Futures... read more

Stronger CA Advocates Network Releases 2019 Agenda

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Racing the Clock: How extending the deadline for sexual harassment claims changes the game

Did you know that after an act of workplace sexual harassment or discrimination, the clock on filing a complaint immediately begins to tick? With or without the victim’s knowledge. The way things...
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ERA Rejects Trump Admin’s Proposed Sexual Assault Rules that Promote Rape Culture on Campus

Note: The public comment period is open! It’s time to shout our objections. Comment now, or use our Comment Guide to learn more.  What you need to know about the Trump Administration’s absurd campus...
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A 10 Year Battle Against Rape in the Workplace

There are some moments that are too horrifying to forget. For Maria Bojorquez, one such moment happened on October 4, 2004, when she was brutally raped by her supervisor as she worked alone on the...
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