Since its founding in 1989, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) has served as a unique advocate in California, working in collaboration with allies to protect, secure, and advance the comprehensive civil rights of women and girls, with a particular emphasis on low-income women and girls. At least 75% of legal services clients in California are women and their children, a staggering client base with diverse and complex needs. Almost 50% of families in poverty are headed by a single parent, and more than 75% of those families are headed by women.
CWLC has unparalleled expertise in women’s legal issues and has been a champion for effective strategies to protect and advance women’s rights. CWLC has advocated for and achieved policy change on a wide range of issues including gender discrimination and equality, Title IX enforcement, women’s health and reproductive justice, economic security, and violence against women.