Gender Equality Law Center

Allegra Fishel Lauren Betters

Allegra Fishel Lauren Betters

The Gender Equality Law Center (“GELC”) is a nonprofit law and advocacy organization. GELC’s mission is to advance laws and policies that promote equality and fairness in all spheres of public and private life. We work to break down barriers created by gender-based discrimination and stereotyping through litigating impact cases, working toward legislative reforms, building coalitions, providing public and legal training, mentoring private and government attorneys, conducting community outreach and providing information about individual legal rights. Our work focuses on using law and policymaking to break down barriers that limit economic, social and creative opportunities for individuals because of overt bias or outdated stereotyping related to views about an individual’s gender, gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. Our work focuses on: (1) economic security and advancement of women; (2) empowerment and leadership development of girls and young women; (3) intimate partner violence and sexual assault; and (4) work-family balance.