Woman's Right Law
Women's Rights Law - US
- ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities - Right's of Women
The Committee on the Rights of Women works within the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities to address substantive legal issues affecting the civil and human rights of women. From combating inequities faced in the United States, to improving the status of women abroad, the Committee plays an active role within the ABA drafting policy proposals, hosting Continuing Legal Education programs, developing written materials and providing a national forum for women's rights advocacy.
- Breastfeeding State Laws
Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws with language specifically allowing women to breastfeed in any public or private location (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming).
- Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. international policies and programs promote sexual and reproductive health within a human rights framework of women and girls worldwide. We envision a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all.
- Equal Rights Amendment
The ERA was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. The seven-year time limit in the ERA's proposing clause was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982, but at the deadline, the ERA had been ratified by 35 states, leaving it three states short of the 38 required for ratification. It has been reintroduced into every Congress since that time.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
An Act to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
- State Abortion Laws (U.S.)
Prior to 1973, abortion was a states issue; most abortions, in most states were illegal. Though individual states have retained some narrow, legal outlets for regulating abortion, Roe vs. Wade forbids them from outlawing abortion during the first trimester and binds them to an extremely broad "health" exception during the second and third trimester.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Equal Pay Act of 1963
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
- US Abortion Law - Overview of the History and Legality of Abortion in the United States
The single decision of seven, non-elected justices has defined federal abortion policy in the United States. It was a decision explicitly defended on the basis of ignorance, under the claim that "no one knows when life begins". Like slavery before it, abortion is now central to the lives of many Americans, but no matter what the social cost may be, when laws victimize the weak and vulnerable, it is time for the law to change.
- Women's Rights - Definition
The term women's rights refers to freedoms and entitlements of women and girls of all ages. These rights may or may not be institutionalized, ignored or suppressed by law, local custom, and behavior in a particular society. These liberties are grouped together and differentiated from broader notions of human rights because they often differ from the freedoms inherently possessed by or recognized for men and boys, and because activists for this issue claim an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls.
Women's Rights Law - International
- International Federation of Women in Legal Careers
The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (F.I.F.C.J.) is a non governmental organization (NGO) of Women Jurists, founded in Paris in 1928 with the aim of fighting for the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women and promoting their Human Rights. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economical and Social Council (ECOSOC), since 1961, and with FAC. It cooperates with UNESCO, UNICEF, UNIFEM and OIT. It also teams up with others Federations and Associations who have common goals. Nowadays F.I.F.C.J affiliates National Associations and individual members in Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
- National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is the leading national voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women's rights. Founded over 100 years ago, NAWL has historically served as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession .
- Treaty for the Rights of Women
The Working Group on Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a group of over 200 national non-governmental organizations engaged in outreach and education to achieve U.S. ratification of the Treaty for the Rights of Women.
- United Nations - Women Watch
WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions. It is a joint United Nations project created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global gender equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. Since 1997 the intergovernmental mandate has expanded, for example through the outcome document of the Twenty-third special session of the General Assembly in June 2000 and Security Council resolution 1325 of October 2000.
- Women for Women International
Women for Women International believes that when women are well, sustain an income, are decision-makers, and have strong social networks and safety-nets, they are in a much stronger position to advocate for their rights. This philosophy and our commitment to local leadership builds change and capacity at the grassroots level.
- Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) - Women's Human Rights Resources Database
The Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) collects, organizes and disseminates information on women's human rights law to facilitate research, teaching and cooperation. The information introduces women's human rights law in general, emphasizes selected international and Canadian topics, and explores the interconnections between domestic and international human rights law.
- World Health Organization (WHO) - Female Genital Mutilation
FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.
Organizations Related to Women's Rights Law
- Because I am a Girl
Right now the world is failing girls Ė MASSIVELY. * One billion people live in extreme poverty Ė 70 per cent are women and girls. * Itís estimated 20 million girls never go to school. * Girls face more violence than boys do. World leaders set targets to support girls and women. The Because I am a Girl reports show that these goals arenít being met.
- Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center is a legal innovator seeking to fundamentally transform the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide. We have defined the course of reproductive rights through our victories in regional, federal, and local Courts around the world, as well as at the United Nations. We also influence the law outside the courtroom, Reporting on Rights and Engaging policymakers to promote progressive ideas and defeat proposals that are discriminatory, punitive, or dangerous to women's health.
- International Women's Rights Project (IWRP)
The International Women's Rights Project (IWRP) was founded in 1998 to strengthen the capacity of women's NGOs in Canada and internationally. IWRP and our partners work to influence the implementation of international human rights standards through collaboration, participatory research and evidence-based advocacy. Since 2003, IWRP has been affiliated with the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a project of the CFGS, IWRP is incorporated as a non-profit organization in Canada and in South Africa. The IWRP is guided by a group of advisory partners.
- National Abortion Federation (NAF) - Prochoice
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. We believe that women should be trusted to make private medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers. NAF currently offers quality training and services to abortion providers and unbiased information and referral services to women.
- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.
- Women's Rights - Human Rights Watch
The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. We promote women's equal rights and human dignity. The realization of women's rights is a global struggle based on universal human rights and the rule of law. It requires all of us to unite in solidarity to end traditions, practices, and laws that harm women. It is a fight for freedom to be fully and completely human and equal without apology or permission. Ultimately, the struggle for women's human rights must be about making women's lives matter everywhere all the time. In practice, this means taking action to stop discrimination and violence against women.
- Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
Publications Related to Women's Rights Law
- Women's Rights News
Women's Rights News is the bi-annual newsletter of the Womenís Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. The articles provide an overview of the organizationís current work on women's rights and keep readers abreast of advocacy developments and opportunities. Recent issues have focused on women's legal status in the Middle East, women migrant workers in Asia, the Millennium Development Goals and reproductive rights, and womenís property rights.
- Women's Rights News Sections
Service for human rights professionals. Constantly updated news and information about Women's Rights.
- Womenís Rights - Global Issues
Womenís rights around the world are an important indicator of understanding global well-being. Many may think that womenís rights are only an issue in countries where religion is law, such as many Muslim countries. Or even worse, some may think this is no longer an issue at all.
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