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Learn The Facts About Women's Rights


According to the World Health Organization, one woman dies in childbirth every minute of every day.

According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census, women earn just 77 percent of what men earn for the same amount of work.

More than 1.5 billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day, and the majority of those people are women.

Women make up more than two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults.

Historic Moments In The Fight For Equal Rights

1920 The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote, becomes law when it is ratified by two-thirds of the states.

1932 Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic. She is the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

1955 Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, thus sparking the U.S. civil rights movement.

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, serving until 2006.

1990 Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as U.S. Surgeon General, becoming the first woman and first Hispanic to hold that job.

2007 Harvard University names Drew Gilpin Faust its first woman president in the school’s 371-year history.

2011 Jill Abramson becomes the first woman executive editor of the New York Times in the newspaper’s 160-year history.