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Overview of the legal and economic guarantees and benefits available to meet the challenges and difficulties of this pandemic. New York – January 21, 2022 – Legal Momentum, the first and oldest women`s legal advocacy group in the United States, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Becker to General Counsel. In this role, she will maintain her burden while overseeing litigation strategies and policy solutions for Legal Momentum and its staff. Hosted and managed by the National Women`s Law Center Fund, all activities of the TIME`S UP Legal Defense Fund are completely independent of the TIME`S UP Foundation and TIME`S UP Now. Decisions regarding cases, eligibility, and funding are made by staff of the National Women`s Law Center Fund`s TIME`S UP Legal Defense Fund, based on rigorous assessment against a coherent set of policies that are in no way influenced by any external agenda, person, organization, or entity. Established in January 2018, the TIME`S UP Legal Defense Fund has connected more than 3,700 workers who have been sexually harassed with lawyers. Those who turn to the fund come from all industries and two-thirds identify as low-wage workers. More than a third identify as women of color. The Gender Equality Legal Network and the TIME`S UP Legal Defense Fund are hosted and managed by the National Women`s Law Center Fund, LLC (NWLCF). The information on this page does not constitute legal advice. It is provided for general information purposes only. The TIME`S UP Legal Defense Fund connects people who experience sexual misconduct at work — or trying to advance their careers — with legal and public relations support.

Legal Momentum is the oldest legal advocacy group in the country dedicated to promoting the rights of women and girls. For 45 years, Legal Momentum has made historic and lasting contributions to women`s rights and opportunities through advocacy, litigation and education initiatives. «I used to put up with everything,» Saturnina said. «Now I say, `Don`t be afraid. Speak.` Legal Momentum congratulates Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, 2022. This important bill reflects a bipartisan consensus that the government must do more to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The Bill responds to the many needs identified through extensive collaboration with survivors, service providers, researchers and others in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault. A summary of the Senate draft can be found here. My situation does not involve discrimination or harassment based on gender at work, school or during health care. In 1977, the National Partnership argued and won an important victory in Barnes v.

Costle, a U.S. appeals court ruling that any retaliation by an employer against an employee for rejecting sexual advances violates the prohibition of sex discrimination in Title VII. [5] Vice President Al Gore spoke about women`s issues and the Clinton administration`s policy initiatives. Victims of sexual assault on campus, in addition to devastating violations of their physical integrity and physical safety, too often face disruptions to their studies and careers, which can result in permanent damage to employment prospects, financial security and lifetime income. The National Women`s Law Center promotes gender equality and works on issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use law in all its forms to change culture and find solutions for gender equality. Legal Momentum focuses on five priority areas to ensure its work promotes the economic and personal security of the most vulnerable women, particularly the poor, migrant and low-wage workers. Our programs focus on: Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. In the United States alone, between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation (sex trafficking) each year (Estes and Weiner, 2001). Young girls, especially girls of color and those who have been sexually abused, are disproportionately at risk of being trafficked. «It became very clear that there were people they felt needed to be monitored, and that group would have a majority of women,» Bird said.

Legislation that the National Partnership has helped pass include: the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. and national child support reforms in 1988. [1] On C-SPAN networks: Women`s Legal Defense Fund organized 5 events at the C-SPAN video library; The first program was a speech in 1987. The year with the most events was 1991 with two events. Most performances with Judith Lichtman (4). We are advocates, experts and advocates fighting for gender equality and addressing issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We drive change in the courts, public policy, and our society, especially for women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. In 2011, the organization won the Convio Innovator Award for Best Online Campaign.

[7] Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade and eliminated the federal right to abortion. The Dobbs decision is shocking, but not surprising. For decades, lawmakers have restricted access to abortion and prevented many people — especially low-income women of color — from receiving safe and affordable reproductive health care. The consequences of today`s verdict are profound and dangerous. While this decision will affect every person in this country, certain groups such as women and members of the LGBTQ+ community, including queer, non-binary, and transgender men, are disproportionately at risk. The organization is best known for its work to support, adopt, protect and expand the Family and Medical Leave Act – the first and only national law that guarantees eligible workers unpaid and protected leave to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, a critically ill family member or to recover from their own serious health problems. «I was thinking about my daughter,» Jamelia said of why she had spoken. «What if one day she had to work for McDonald`s and something like that happened to her? What if no one defended them? Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton has been honored twice by the National Partnership, in 1994 and 2012.