The Southwest Women’s Law Center provides opportunities and education for women and girls to gain access to their full economic and personal potential.
We work on issues that impact women and girls around reproductive rights, economic security, and gender discrimination.
We fight for policies that lift women and their families out of poverty, including pay equity, paid family and medical leave, and pregnant worker accommodation.
And we are taking a stand to end discrimination against women and girls in the workplace, school, and the university.
Our vision is to harness the power of law, research, and creative collaborations to change the realities and injustices to create greater opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico.”
Stay up to date with current legislative and initiatives that SWLC is working on for our women of New Mexico.
In addition to policy advocacy, we provide legal advice and limited legal brief services to women and girls across New Mexico.
Currently at the New Mexico Legislative Session:
HB25 — Pregnant Worker Accommodation and New Mexico
New Mexicans deserve the opportunity to work to support their families without risking the health of their pregnancies.
HB16 — Paid Family and Medical Leave in New Mexico
New Mexicans should not have to choose between losing their job and caring for a new baby, a loved one, or themselves.