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This issue of Human Rights magazine is devoted to women’s rights. Forty years after the women’s rights movement and a decade into the twenty-first century, why is this topic still contemporary?
Fifteen years ago, 189 countries agreed upon the Beijing Platform for Action as a global accountability framework for women’s empowerment that has proven to be an effective tool for NGOs and governments.
The health reform laws signed by President Obama early in 2010 improved access to affordable health coverage and provide new protections against sex discrimination in health care for millions of women. The new laws, however, include unfortunate restrictions on abortion care and coverage for immigrants.
Though there has been success over the past few decades for women’s advancements in the workplace, full equality has yet to come.
Because inequalities between men and women in the workforce persist, the need for the Women’s Bureau is as vital today as it was when it originated in 1920.
This article is a follow-up to a past Human Rights article on the rights of employees who are also victims of domestic violence.
A renewed commitment by the Office for Civil Rights will hopefully lead to strides in Title IX enforcement to fight sexual discrimination in education.
Why is the United States one of only seven countries, out of the 193 UN member states, that has not ratified CEDAW?
This interview of Paul M. Smith, leading civil rights and First Amendment lawyer, was conducted by Stephen J. Wermiel, chair of the Human Rights editorial board, to honor Smith for his receiving the 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award.
Ginsburg’s role as professor, judge, and justice has not been without influence on groundbreaking legal cases and prominent lawyers that she has inspired.