"I am not free while any woman is unfree,
even when her shackles are very different from my own." ~ audre lorde
"We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a global community in which women — including Black women, indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, lesbian, queer, and trans women, and women of every religious, non-religious, and atheist background — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments." ~Women's March Global Unity Principles
The Gender Justice Project (GJP) was founded in 2017 by Laurie Morin, a professor at UDC Law School, to heighten public awareness of the legal issues that impact women and the LGBTQ community. GJP brings together faculty, students, activists, and policy makers to encourage dialogue and action on important issues that affect women, especially those who have suffered multiple forms of discrimination.
The goal of the GJP is to combat gender inequities by influencing public policy development and legislation through education and advocacy. We use the tools of witnessing, storytelling, testimony, and conversation to advocate for political, economic, and legal equality for all women and members of the LGBTQ community. We believe women's voices should be represented in every arena, from business to entertainment to government and the legal profession.
GJP is committed to principles of intersectionality and representation. We recognize that justice cannot be served unless women of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, age, and ability have a seat at the table where decisions are made. We believe that the tools of law and policy should be leveraged for the good of those who have been marginalized and left out of the decisions that affect us all.
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