Women’s Equity

Women’s rights are human rights, making gender issues essential to ADL’s work. We fight for equal pay for equal work and for the right to choose. We stand against sexual harassment and barriers to advancement.

In the courts, ADL has filed amicus briefs in every major Supreme Court case involving reproductive freedom and family planning since Roe v. Wade. Read these briefs, including our most recent submission in the 2016 case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, in our amicus briefs database. In Congress and state legislatures, we advocate for bills to protect and empower women, such as the expanded 2013 Violence Against Women Act.

Because education is the fundamental path to change, ADL includes gender discrimination as part of our anti-bias programs.