Through WomensLaw, we can help survivors gain the knowledge they need to navigate complicated legal processes during the pandemic. WomensLaw is uniquely situated to help victims who might be forced to stay at home with an abusive partner during COVID-19. While not all survivors may not be able to make a phone call without their partner overhearing, they might be able to research legal options and email WomensLaw from their laptop or phone.
Even before COVID-19, our annual Domestic Violence Counts Report showed that legal assistance is often out of reach for survivors – with only 52 percent of domestic violence programs providing legal assistance. WomensLaw fills a critical resource gap for those who are in need of legal information, but cannot afford representation.