Women’s Rights and Equality

Through the decades, women of all backgrounds have made valuable contribution to the improvement of society for everyone. As these contributions were not always recognized or rewarded over the years, Women’s History Month give us all an opportunity to remember and reflect on the achievements of women across all fields of society.

Jimmy Carter designates National Women's History Week

courtesy National Women's History Museum

While great contributions are acknowledged, the struggle to meet current day injustices continues. Across the fight for women’s rights globally, a few key themes are still ever present:

  • Sexual & domestic violence against women
  • Economic justice & gender pay gaps
  • Representation in leadership
  • Racial & gender identity injustices
  • 0Reproductive rights and bodily autonomy

The gravity of issues vary by region of the world, but the fight for equal rights is a continuing effort among women and their allies. The following resources offer more information on the beginnings of Women’s History month; great references to women who have made indelible; change, and perspectives on key issues that persist on the topic of Women’s Rights.


Women's History Month: How It Started, Why We Celebrate in March and More Questions Answered External Link

Did you know that Women's History Month went from one day, to one week, to one month? Learn more about the month-long celebration

A Guide To Celebrating Inclusively For Women’s History Month External Link

If your organization doesn't have a Women’s History Month celebration, consider informal programs, discussion guides and tools to gain more allies.

4 things to remember this International Women's Day and Women's History Month External Link

Learn more about how Google is embracing equity through our products and services this International Women’s Day.

The Gender Divide

A new global gender divide is emerging External Link

Young men and young women’s world views are pulling apart. The consequences could be far-reaching.

Gen Z's gender divide is huge — and unexpected External Link

Gen Z women are becoming more liberal, while Gen Z men are drifting to the right. Now, they don't agree on anything.

Women in the Workplace

Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills External Link Locked/Paywall

Recently updated research shows that women in leadership positions are perceived as being every bit as effective as men... Women make highly competent leaders, according to those who work most closely with them — and what’s holding them back is not lack of capability but a dearth of opportunity.

Women in the Workplace 2023 External Link

Developed with LeanIn.Org, McKinsey’s annual Women in the Workplace report is the largest study of women in corporate America. See our latest 2023 findings.

5 Ways to Help Women Feel More Included at Work External Link

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, gives focus to issues affecting women’s lives such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Black women struggle to find their way in a job world where diversity is under attack External Link

With attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives raging, Black women looking to climb the corporate ladder face a tough career landscape.

What women need to know about success at work External Link

For women to achieve success at work, they must change their own mindset, but leaders also much take action on inclusion efforts.


National Organization for Women Core Issues External Link

NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's rights.

Amnesty International: If you defend human rights, you defend women’s’ rights. External Link

We are all entitled to human rights. But across the globe many women and girls still face discrimination because of their sex and gender.