Child Care & Early Learning

With seven in ten mothers in the workforce today, child care is essential. Families need affordable, high-quality child care and early learning so parents can keep working and children can get a strong start.

Economic Justice

Because of employment discrimination, caregiving responsibilities, and other factors, women are over-represented in low-wage jobs and are at greater risk of poverty than men throughout their lives ― which means that families depending on women’s earnings

Education & Title IX

All students should get the help they need to succeed in school and prepare for college and careers. But right now, too many girls confront challenges that undermine their success in school.

Health Care & Reproductive Rights

Health care is key to women's well-being and economic stability. We’ve got to make sure the new health care law keeps working for women ― and that politicians cease their relentless attacks on reproductive care.

International Treaty on Women's Rights (CEDAW)

The United States is one of the only seven countries that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a landmark agreement for human rights.


Courts decide key legal rights and principles that are critically important for women and their families ― so it’s essential that the United States has a diverse, fair, and independent judiciary.

Legal Network For Gender Equity

In response to extensive and unprecedented threats to women’s rights, the National Women’s Law Center is launching the first national legal network to combat sex discrimination faced by women and girls.

LGBTQ Equality

Even though marriage equality is now the law of the land, we still have a long way to go for LGBTQ equality and liberation. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people still face discrimination across contexts

Racial Justice

We will never achieve equality and opportunity for women while systemic racism and sexism continue to put hurdles in the paths of women of color.

Religious Refusals

Pharmacies that refuse to fill prescriptions. Hospitals that won’t treat ectopic pregnancies. Bosses who deny their employees insurance coverage of certain services. No one should be denied health care because of someone else’s religious beliefs.

Sexual Harassment

Too many women and girls experience sexual harassment and sexual violence at work or in school, with devastating impacts on their careers, education, and lives. NWLC is at the forefront of fighting sexual harassment by advocating

Tax & Budget

While the wealthiest Americans and corporations have benefited from tax cuts and loopholes for years, programs for women and families have been cut. A fair, progressive tax system could raise revenue to expand opportunity for all.

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

Workplace Justice

With women still paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, it’s clear that we have a long way to go to make the workplace fair for women in the United States.