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The Center’s Contract with Women of the USA® sets out 12 key principles for women’s human rights and equality.  The Contract with Women of the USA®is the US version of the Beijing Platform for Action from the United Nations 1995 World Conference on Women.

With our national network of women – and men -- state legislators in all 50 states, the Center works to transform these principles into policies and laws that make a difference in women’s lives.

The Principles

  1. Empowerment of Women
  2. Sharing Family Responsibilities
  3. Ending the Burden of Poverty
  4. High Quality, Affordable Heath Care
  5. Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  6. Workplace Rights
  7. Educational Equity
  8. Ending Violence Against Women
  9. Protecting a Healthy Environment
  10. Women as Peace Makers
  11. Honor International Commitments and Ratify CEDAW
  12. A Long-Term National Plan to Achieve Equality

Click here to learn more the new Report about the Contract with Women of the USA®!