Sheth, Monali

Monali Sheth is an attorney with Equal Rights Advocates, a national women's rights advocacy organization based in San Francisco.

DREAM Act a Win-Win: Good for Immigrant Women and Good for Economy

By Monali Sheth
Equal Rights Advocates

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”

Humanitarian Greg Mortenson invokes this African proverb to explain why his mission to eradicate poverty in rural areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan through education focuses on girls and young women. However, this proverb carries equal resonance in our own backyard.

As an attorney at Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), a national women’s rights advocacy organization based in San Francisco, I come across women everyday who work hard to support their families. They tend to have limited education, living below the poverty line, and many are undocumented.