Atlanta Women for Equality is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal aid organization dedicated to helping women students assert their legal rights to equitable treatment and equal opportunities and to shaping our education system according to true standards of gender equity. We accomplish this mission by providing free legal representation for women facing gender discrimination in the educational environment — in particular campus sexual violence — and by protecting and expanding their legal protections and educational opportunities through public policy advocacy.
AWE offers a Sex Discrimination Helpline to provide short-term legal guidance to women regarding sex discrimination in the educational environment. Call (404) 624-6822 for more information. We serve Helpline callers by providing:
- Legal advice about the caller’s rights and available remedies;
- Referrals for community resources to address related non-legal needs; and
- Assistance finding private attorneys for long-term representation.
Our Campus Advocacy Program offers:
- Education sessions women in Georgia colleges and universities concerning sexual misconduct and other forms of sex discrimination sexual assault on campus;
- Referrals to support resources; and
- When our limited resources allow us, longterm legal representation for sexual misconduct survivors in campus-based reports, Title IX and Clery Act complaints to the U.S. Department of Education, and, in rare instances, Title IX litigation.
AWE is an active participant in public policy advocacy to fight sex discrimination, including by speaking to a broad range of audiences, advising (and often arguing with) the U.S. Department of Education about how regulations impact real-life sexual misconduct cases, and notifying the press and the public at large of important legal issues.
AWE offers a Student Internship Program to train law students to fight sex discrimination and serve the public. Email your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply!