The Legal Aid Society released the following statement today for International Women’s Day.
“On this International Women’s Day, The Legal Aid Society stands in solidarity with women across the nation and globally. We are proud to join in the commemoration and celebration of women and their vital contributions to our organization, our communities, and our city. For over 140 years, women have played a key role in The Legal Aid Society, helping shape both the history of our organization and the legal landscape of our city. Today, our organization serves as a beacon of hope for women across our city, helping women of all backgrounds with the challenges they face.
We tenaciously advocate for our clients, many of whom are women, trans women, and gender non-conforming people from communities of color, who have struggled with poverty and who live under multifaceted layers of oppression. Now, while we take the time to celebrate the incredible achievements of women for women, we must also strengthen our resolve to stand against the systems that perpetuate gender inequality, sexism, transphobia, misogynoir, and all forms of oppression that women face every day.”