January 3, 2020, New York, New York.
The passage of an ERA is a priority for WBASNY and its mission. Gender bias is pervasive in our social structure. Advancing constitutional protections against discrimination and ensuring equity in the administration of justice has the organization’s full support. The adoption of an ERA in the State of New York is long overdue. Even in 2020, constitutional guarantees are needed at both the State and Federal level to prevent gender discrimination from impeding the full participation of women in the law and society.
The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) is dedicated to advocating for the protection of women’s and children’s rights and advancing the status of women in the legal profession and society. Our nearly 4,300 members include attorneys, judges, and law students working in all substantive areas of law at the local, state, federal, and international levels. With 20 chapters throughout New York State, WBASNY speaks as one voice to advocate for equal access to justice and gender equality. WBASNY is a non-governmental organization in association with the UN Department of Public Information and holds Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, thus allowing WBASNY to substantially participate in work to support and advocate for the rights of women and children worldwide.