Women and Girls


The Women and Girls Rights Project provides free legal assistance to women and girls (including non-binary individuals and anyone identifying as female) for the following types of legal matters:

Workplace Justice

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment/sexual assault
  • Pregnancy and parenting rights
  • Unfair pay and scheduling practices
  • Disability rights and accommodations
  • Sick days and family leave
  • Covid-related workplace issues

For information on your rights in the workplace, sign up to call our weekly Advice Line: Workplace Rights Advice Clinic CLICK HERE.

Equity and Opportunity in Education

  • Gender discrimination at school or in higher education
  • Sexual or gender-based harassment
  • Campus sexual assault/ Title IX investigations and proceedings
  • Rights of pregnant students, parents, and caregivers

Gender-Based Violence

  • Employment rights and accommodations for survivors of domestic or sexual abuse
  • Title IX protections and accommodations (for violence occurring on or off campus)
  • Victim compensation
  • Confidential address and name change (Safe at Home)
  • Information and referrals

Note: Public Counsel does not assist with DV restraining orders or family law.


Complete this online application:

Emergency Hotline/Crisis services: If you are a victim of domestic or sexual abuse and require immediate support services such as crisis counseling, temporary restraining order, or emergency shelter, please call the hotline at Peace Over Violence (213-626-3393) or East Los Angeles Women’s Center (800-585-6231) for confidential assistance in English and Spanish. For emergency services in AAPI languages, contact the Center for Pacific Asian Family at 1-800-339-3940. Available 24/7.

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