Publication

  • Joint Submission by Legal Momentum and The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law to the CEDAW Committee on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration, 72nd Session On February 22nd, 2019, the UN’s Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women will be holding a half-day general discussion to discuss recommendations on the issue of trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.
  • On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights held a hearing at the CUNY School of Law on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. Legal Momentum submitted written testimony highlighting the persistent prevalence of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination despite the passage of critical protections in New York City. The testimony is available here for download as a PDF.
  • On January 28, 2019, Legal Momentum submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The comment expresses LM's strong opposition to, and grave concern regarding, proposed rules relating to sexual harassment that would alter Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in ways that would inhibit schools from effectively responding to sexual harassment—giving schools less flexibility and imposing more rigidity in what constitutes compliance—and would impose costs well beyond what is contemplated by the Department of Education. 
  • A Legislative Advocacy Framework for Women's Economic Equality 
  • Legal Momentum NYC HRC Testimony on Sexual Harassment_12-6-17_FINAL by
  • What I Wish I Had Known BEFORE I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case Sexual assault cases present a unique challenge for the judiciary. They are unique in that they are beset with a myriad of deeply held stereotypes and misconceptions that can undermine the judicial process. To assist new judges, NJEP canvassed judges across the country who had attended NJEP programs to ask what these judges wished they had known before they presided in an adult victim sexual assault case, or a case of co-perpetrated sexual abuse and domestic violence. Judges Tell presents these judges' 25 points followed by commentary and sources.
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  • What to do if you are a victim of sexual abuse or relationship violence at school.
  • The following suggestions were developed by judges from more than 25 state and tribal jurisdictions who attended presentations of the National Judicial Education Program’s Understanding Sexual Violence curriculum. During these presentations judges were asked how they could incorporate the material explored into their role as judges during the pre-trial, trial, and sentencing phases of an adult victim sexual assault case. Their ideas are summarized here. Since laws and procedures vary, these ideas may or may not apply to your jurisdiction.
  • In July 2016, Legal Momentum, in partnership with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, published “A Call to Action: Ending Sextortion in the Digital Age.” The report describes the scope of the problem, the gaps in the law that allow perpetrators to escape accountability, and proposes simple legislative solutions that would allow law enforcement to effectively address sextortio