As Senior Adviser on Gender Equity for New York City’s Mayor’s Office, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis created new strategies relating to pay equity, sexual assault prevention, access to housing for victims of abuse, and reproductive health. In her capacity as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, she oversaw the city-wide delivery of domestic violence services and developed policies and programs to address the needs of victims of abuse and those at risk. She previously served as Manhattan Deputy Borough President, and was a professor, public interest attorney, and leader at several public interest and legal services organizations. Ms. Pierre-Louis has been widely recognized as an advocate, educator, and attorney for women’s and immigrants’ rights, under-served communities, and survivors of domestic violence.
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
— Frederick Douglass