About Us

At the National Partnership, we’re all about making life better for women and families.

That means advocating for health and economic justice, reproductive rights, and policies that support women and families in the 21st century.

That means speaking truth to power, holding our elected leaders accountable, and fighting back when extremists stand in the way of our progress.

That means achieving equality for all women.

Roll up your sleeves and join us.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of women and families by achieving equality and equity for all women.

Our Focus

We ground ourselves in the lived experience of women and families, particularly those who face the greatest barriers to equity and opportunity. We accomplish our work through advocacy in both the public and private sectors and at the federal, state, and local levels. Our strategies include policy research and analysis; technical assistance to policymakers, media, and allies; leadership and participation in diverse coalitions and stakeholder relationships; public education, and public engagement. In all of our work, we seek to amplify the leadership of grassroots groups and women of color who are fighting for social justice.

Our History

Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a national, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C., that works to change policy and culture in the United States.