Just The Facts


  • Twenty-six states have ratified some form of an equal rights amendment for women to their state's constitution in the United States.


  • Of the 194 United Nations' members, 187 countries have ratified the Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

  • One hundred and forty-three countries guarantee equality between men and women in their constitutions.

  • Only twelve countries in the world offer full, legal, equal rights and protections for women.