Today more than ever, we need to work to ensure girls and women have equal rights.
Gender equality checklist.
Use your voice
Vote: it's your voice and power
Know your rights
Support one another
Defy gender stereotypes
Challenge the status quo
Educate yourself and others
Speak up for gender equality
Follow strong voices on social media
Support businesses that support equal rights
Understand and help pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
We are the only democracy in the world that doesn’t include women in its constitution. All the necessary states have ratified the ERA and it just needs acceptance in Congress. The Equal Rights Amendment would put protection for women and other marginalized genders directly into the United States Constitution. The entire text of the proposed amendment is:
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
It’s that simple.
The ERA Coalition and Equality Now offer ways to take action and contact your Senators and Representative.
A Call to action. Here's how you
Support, advocate, donate, volunteer, and follow on social media organizations working hard for women’s rights and gender equality at the global, national, state, and local levels. Here are a few:
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development
Center for Reproductive Rights
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
International Center for Research on Women
National Organization for Women
The White House Gender Policy Council