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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Latest from the Access to Justice Campaign

DeVos Lawsuit Update: Groups Detail “Chilling Effects” of Title IX Rollbacks

Release issued by Democracy Forward In new filing, ERA & plaintiffs say abandoned guidance deters student survivors from coming forward, delays investigations of sexual violence Washington, D.C. —...
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Published Case Will Protect Student Survivors of Sexual Assault

In a move that will help student survivors of sexual assault across the country, today a California appellate court granted ERA’s request to publish an important case ensuring the rights of student...
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ERA featured in HRC Report “Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law”

ERA Staff Attorney Maha Ibrahim wrote a feature for the Human Rights Campaigns’ latest report, “Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law.” The article, “Sexual Harassment as a form of Sex...
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#MeToo Inspired Bill Wins CA Assembly Support

May 23, 2019 | by

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

May 23, 2019 | by

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

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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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