We Amplify Voices Through Advocacy

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) addresses the needs of immigrant women, immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes by advocating for reforms in law, policy and practice.

NIWAP is a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, pro bono law firms, law schools, universities, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service and health care providers, justice system personnel, and other professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. Our work supports those in the field and in government who work to improve laws, regulations, policies, and practices to enhance legal options and opportunities for immigrant women and children.

Between 2012 and 2016, NIWAP has...

Provided answers to 4,963 Technical Assistance requests from 3,123 attorneys, advocates, police officers, judges, prosecutors and other callers, over 9,000 of whom subscribe to NIWAP's network. We have also developed 255 publications and resource tools, ranging from bench cards for judges to toolkits for law enforcement officials, resulting in over 390,000 downloads of our materials and resources from NIWAP's web library.

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