From our case to pave the way for the first woman firefighter in New Haven; to our lawsuit to require Quinnipiac University to provide equal athletic opportunities for women; to our lawsuit alongside military sexual assault survivors to force the military to release records of disability benefit claims from survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment; to fighting in the courts and legislature to overturn the state's "manifest danger" law that previously allowed the state to imprison umarried women under the age of 21; to suing employers who only asked women job applicants about their reproductive histories; to fighting to ensure all girls can compete in school sports, the ACLU of Connecticut has a long history of fighting for women's rights. 

A look back at history shows that women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education. Despite the tremendous progress made in the struggle for gender equality, women still face violence, discrimination, and institutional barriers to equal participation in society. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, we push for change to end discrimination against women.