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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, and particularly domestic violence, have intensified. (United Nations Women: The Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women during COVID-19.)
Most of us in the legal community are privileged to be able to pivot during this pandemic to the new normal without knowing the despair of the women and girls in our community that are seeking assistance to survive domestic violence, sexual assault, violent crimes, torture, and retaliatory treatment for being in the transgender community.
How can we serve these vulnerable populations and facilitate recovery from what most of us do not see in our daily lives —pain, despair, and tears from being beaten, raped, tortured and judged as less than? We can provide resources, support, and a major key to success, sufficient funding.
This reality is what makes Lawyers Club’s Fund for Justice unique with the goal of positive social change for at risk women in our community. This year we will be awarding grants to seven local organizations that seek to improve the lives of these vulnerable populations.
It is more important than ever that all Lawyers Club members join us at this year’s Fund for Justice event on December 9 to meet the grantees and to show support for the important work that they do that helps women and girls survive, thrive and heal. I hope to see you then, and you can donate directly HERE.