CWEALF has advanced women's rights and opportunities in Connecticut since 1973. CWEALF is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.
During its first decade, CWEALF focused on impact litigation, participating in cases involving equal pay, equal credit and sex discrimination. Throughout the years, CWEALF also played a significant role in policy victories such as marriage equality, discrimination protections based on gender identity, birth control access, earned sick days, and protections for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
CWEALF uses intersectional strategies to address gender inequality and advance the rights, opportunities, and status of women and girls through:
LEGAL INFORMATION AND ACCESS
CWEALF helps bridge the justice gap by providing information about the legal rights of women and girls, as well as connecting them with resources and providing individual support as they navigate the justice system.
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY
CWEALF protects and promotes the rights of women and girls by identifying and articulating the challenges they face and elevating their interests and voices through public policy and advocacy.
ADVANCEMENT AND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
CWEALF provides a platform for women’s voices and issues, and promotes advancement opportunities for women and girls to reach their potential in school, at work, in the home, and in the community.