Mónica is dedicated to ending gender based violence in the workplace and achieving gender equity. She created the first legal project in the US focused on addressing sexual harassment and other forms of gender discrimination against farmworker women in 2003, which was incubated at the Migrant Justice Project of Florida Legal Services. She later scaled this project and founded Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2006, which she directed for nearly seven years. In addition, she created the award-winning Bandana Project, an art activism project that raises awareness about workplace sexual violence against farmworker women. In 2014, she founded Justice for Migrant Women, a national advocacy and technical assistance project focused on representing female farmworkers and other low-paid immigrant women who are victims of workplace sexual violence. Mónica is also co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House and Poderistas. You can follow her on Twitter @monicaramirezOH and Instagram @activistmonicaramirez.