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Gender and the Law Research Guide

This guide covers gender and the law, legal feminism and feminist jurisprudence.

Organizations (National and Regional)

American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence

The aim of the Commission is to provide "individualized support to attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking".

National Organization for Women (NOW)

Founded in 1966, NOW's goal is to work towards equality for all women.

National Women's Law Center

The Center's mission is "to protect and advance the progress of women and girls".

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS)

The Center, established in 1991, is housed at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. It aims to "impact the development of law and policy to protect women fleeing gender-based violence". Publications include the Center's annual reports (2004-2006) and newsletter (Spring 2006-).

United States National Committee of the United Nations Fund for Women

This committee supports UNIFEM's efforts to assist women with respect to poverty, violence and inequality.

The mission of this organization is "to provide easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence".

Women's Law Project

The Women's Law Project is "a non-profit, public interest legal advocacy organization that seeks to advance the legal, social, and economic status of women through litigation, public policy, advocacy, public education and individual counseling".