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I need the ERA because… I have the right to bodily integrity – FGM

85% of UN Member States in the world have constitutions that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender. The United States is not one of them.

Despite the prevalence of the practice in the USA and the persisting risk to many women and girls, 20% of American states do not have laws criminalizing FGM.

As part of our I Need the ERA because campaign, launched to mark Women’s Equality Day 2022, we take a closer look at how the ERA would help move the needle on four crucial issues for women and girls, including female genital mutilation.

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I need the ERA because…reproductive rights are human rights – Abortion

By rightfully framing access to reproductive healthcare, including access to legal abortion, as fundamental to ensuring gende…

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I need the ERA because…a girl is not a wife – Child marriage

It is estimated by Unchained at Last that about 300,000 children were married in the United States between 2000 and 2018, the…

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I need the ERA because… one in three women experience violence in her lifetime – Gender Based Violence

Data shows that marginalized communities, such as indigenous women, Black women, and young women will be disproportionately a…

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