Over the past 45 years, Legal Momentum has made historic and enduring contributions to the rights and opportunities available to women and girls through its advocacy, litigation, and educational initiatives. We focus on five priority areas to advance the economic and personal security of America's most vulnerable women. Our work influences positive change in the following areas:
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Legal Momentum applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that the State University of New York (SUNY) will put in place a comprehensive, uniform set of practices to combat sexual assault on SUNY campuses. The new policy requires affirmative consent for sexual activity, protects victims of sexual violence from punishment for underage drinking, and will create a much-needed sexual assault victims’ bill of rights. Legal Momentum President Carol Robles-Román stated, “This is an important step toward achieving women’s equality in education. Legal Momentum calls on other...
Legal Momentum’s Department of Education complaint against Brown University is currently being featured in a New York Times “Op-Doc” “Brown's 'Rape List,' Revisited.” The short documentary...
Legal Momentum had planned this month as a celebratory one to toast the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act and LM’s role. Starting in 1990, Legal Momentum and then-Senator Joe Biden’s staff were joined at the hip for four years working on the bill, holding congressional hearings on the impact of violence against women, and organizing a coalition of women’s and domestic violence advocacy groups that became the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, which Legal Momentum co-leads, and which leads the effort to...
Poverty Rate Declines But Remains High, Gender Poverty Gap PersistsLegal Momentum Poverty Report 2013