Women's rights are most often associated with reproductive rights, sexual and domestic violence, and employment discrimination.
The women’s rights legal 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. Feminist leaders today often focus on areas of intersection between women’s rights and other issue areas.
Lawyers focused on women’s rights law typically work on impact litigation, direct service, or policy work in non-profits and with federal, state and local government agencies.
What to do if you are interested in Women’s Rights Law?
Georgetown Law Courses
International and Comparative Law on Women’s Human Rights
Public Welfare Law
Immigration Law and Policy
Georgetown Law Clinics
Domestic Violence Clinic
International Women’s Human Rights Clinic
Helpful Women’s Rights Law 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 Rights provides 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.