Southwest Women's Law Center

Mailing Address: 128 Quincy Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 244-0502
NTEE Code: E- Health Care, P- Human Services, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

To create opportunities for women to fulfill their own personal and economic potential by: (1) eliminating gender discrimination (2) lifting women and their families out of poverty and (3) ensuring that all women have access to comprehensive reproductive health services and information.

Primary Programs:

The SWLC is an advocacy organization that seeks systemic change. Our programs fall under our three broad categories of work:

I. Gender Discrimination:

(1) ensuring that public high schools throughout NM comply with the federal law known as "Title IX" by providing equal athletics opportunities for girls and boys;

(2) advocating for elimination of the wage gap between men and women and preparing research on the gender wage and poverty gap in NM.

II. Anti-Poverty Work:

(1) promoting job security and housing opportunities for survivors of domestic and sexual violence;

(2) advocating for regulations that maximize public benefits programs benefiting women and their families, particularly health programs.

III. Reproductive Health:

(1) advocating for policies that increase access to family planning services;

(2) supporting age appropriate medically-accurate comprehensive sex education for our youth;

(3) protecting women's right to choose under federal and state law.

Populations Served: Children and Youth, Families, Immigrants, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Terrelene Massey

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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