When the legal system feels overwhelming, inaccessible, and unaffordable, WomensLaw provides a free lifeline to those in need. By participating in the Little by Little campaign, you can help fund WomensLaw’s critical activities. WomensLaw programs, including the Email Hotline, the extensive legal information available on the website, and its newly created Online Information Clinics are helping survivors in need of support every day.
As NNEDV reflects on our 30th anniversary, we know that our impact and reach would not be the same without WomensLaw. The founder of WomensLaw, Elizabeth Martin, and a group of volunteers came together with an idea of using the power of the internet to help survivors. This idea has grown to reach millions of people through WomensLaw.org over the last 20 years.
In case you missed it, I had a great discussion with Elizabeth about the history of WomensLaw that you can read here. During our chat, Elizabeth told me, “the ability to communicate digitally and privately is critical.” This statement is more true now than ever for survivors as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Between March and May 2020, our Email Hotline saw a significant increase in COVID-related requests for help. Unfortunately, we often have to shut down the email hotline because of the volume of requests we receive. In these tough times, survivors need this free legal resource to help them make informed decisions about their options and safety.
We appreciate you—our NNEDV community—for rallying around the needs of advocates and survivors, as you always do. If you can’t make a gift this week, please share the Global Giving campaign on Facebook with friends and family to help spread the word about WomensLaw. These small actions make a big impact on our programs.