Gender Equity Working Group
Leslye Orloff is an Adjunct Professor and Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law. Orloff’s 30-year career includes working collaboratively with experts across the country to develop and implement immigration relief, public benefits access and family law protections for immigrant women, children and survivors. She was involved in drafting the Violence Against Women Acts of 1994, 2000, 2005, and 2013, the Trafficking Victims Protection Acts of 2000 and 2008, and the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005. She was a co-founder and co-chair of the National Network to End Violence against immigrant Women (1992-2011) and has edited story collections bringing immigrant women’s voices to national policy makers. Ms. Orloff has published numerous law and social science journal articles, curricula, and training materials for attorneys, law enforcement, judges, and other professionals on legal rights and services options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Ms. Orloff’s work on behalf of immigrant women has received national recognition.