Identifying as a woman, having a certain skin color, adhering (or not adhering) to a certain religious belief or political ideology, having a certain sexual orientation, seeking a better life in another country, having a certain socioeconomic status, and being disabled are all factors that affect people’s social status, access to justice, privileges, power, and ability to make their own decisions.
Although international treaties and the constitutions of many countries around the world prohibit discrimination, in practice, women and girls face enormous obstacles to equality and full enjoyment of their rights based on one or more of these factors.
Discrimination against women and girls is one of the most widespread forms of inequality in the world. This is why we work to change the equation, both by providing tools and knowledge to attorneys and activists committed to incorporating a gender perspective into their work and by engaging in public discourse so that discriminatory actions against women will be questioned and condemned by society.
With our experience analyzing precedent and jurisprudence, and through the professional relationships we have developed with many judicial officers and organizations involved in legal work, including institutes of legal studies and law schools, we develop and document legal arguments and strategies to eliminate the barriers to access to justice that women face.
We work to develop tools and knowledge so that legal professionals may identify and eliminate the prejudices and stereotypes that perpetuate and propagate discrimination. We promote public discourse on the importance of using the power of law to guarantee equality.