Rights of Women



"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political  or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” Article 2

~ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948.


Rights of Women Fact Sheet

Learn about the rights of women in the United States.

Rights of Women Quiz

Test your knowledge on the rights of women with our interactive and downloadable quiz.

Take Action on Women's Rights

Find out how to get involved and connect with one of the many organizations working on women's rights.

Lesson Plan: Beyond Pink and Blue: The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

In this lesson, students will learn about how gender stereotypes affect them and explore how gender is portrayed in the media.  (Grades 3-7)

Lesson Plan: Challenge the Media

A fun group activity that can be done with youth and adults of any age that empowers participants to identify gender stereotypes in the media and examine their effects.

Lesson Plan: Women's Rights in the United States: Obstacles and Opportunities

In this lesson, students will learn about the history of women's rights, critically examine what obstacles women in the U.S. still face today, and discuss ways to address these barriers.  (Grades 8-12)

Rights Sites News: Girls' Rights Edition
Winter 2009 edition of The Advocates' human rights education newsletter dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the rights of women and ensuring that every girl and young woman has the right to be herself and achieve her full potential.