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Women's Rights


Women's rights are most often associated with reproductive rights, sexual and domestic violence, and employment discrimination. The practice area may also include immigration and refugee matters, child custody, criminal justice, health care, housing, labor trafficking and many others as they intersect with women's lives. Often feminist leaders today focus on areas of intersection between women's rights and other issue areas. Lawyers in women's rights work on impact litigation, direct service, or policy work in non-profits and federal, state and local government.

Web Resources

  • Feminist Majority Foundation is dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence through research and action programs that focus on advancing the legal, social and political equality of women. See the Career Center Link for internship and fellowship listings.
  • Harvard Law School Women's Rights Guide provides an extensive guide to different careers within women's rights law followed by narrative stories from alumni.
  • HG.org: Women's Rightsprovide a basic overview of the practice area as well as useful links to educational resources and selected employers.
  • United Nations Women Watch is a comprehensive site for information on UN women's rights advocacy programs.
  • Vital Voices trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe to become advocates for social justice.

On The Web

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