1. The Equal Rights Amendment: Why Hasn't the US Constitution Caught Up with the World? with Lori Adams-Brown Lori Adams-Brown 17:44

Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment, aimed at guaranteeing equal rights regardless of sex, has not yet been enshrined in the US Constitution? It’s a surprising reality, especially when considering the global efforts for women’s equality. In this episode, we’ll uncover the Resilience, setbacks, and ongoing advocacy surrounding the ERA in the United States, while also delving into the international bill of rights for women known as CEDAW. But here’s the kicker – despite strides made through international efforts, disparities persist, underscoring the need for continued advocacy and support. Join us as we unravel the surprising history and explore what can be done to champion gender equality. This is a call to action for making a real difference in the fight for women’s rights. Stay tuned for an eye-opening revelation that will spark your curiosity and inspire you to take action.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the transformative benefits of therapy for personal growth and empowerment.
  • Uncover the profound impact and historical significance of the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Explore the global efforts and impact of CEDAW in advancing women’s equality worldwide.
  • Learn about the pivotal role of grassroots campaigns in driving political movements for gender equality.
  • Understand the vital importance of voting for advocates of gender equality in creating lasting change.

It’s time. It’s 2024, and all these other countries around the world have signed the CEDAW agreement, and the United States still hasn’t. And also, we don’t have an ERA for our own constitution, so what can we do? – Lori Adams Brown

Global efforts of CEDAW

The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) is an international treaty that aims to end discrimination against women in all forms. Global efforts under CEDAW highlight the importance of gender equality and the need for legislative measures to protect and promote women’s rights. Supporting CEDAW initiatives can contribute to creating a more just and equal society for all individuals.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Visit www.betterhelp.com/difference to get 10% off your first month of therapy.
  • Donate to Justice Revival at www.justicerevival.org/donate to contribute to initiatives aimed at advancing gender equality, including efforts to promote the ratification of the ERA and uphold the principles of CEDAW.
  • Join the #Faith4ERA campaign at Justice Revival with any faith community to bring your experience and perspective around the movement for women’s rights.
  • Join the Difference Maker community at www.patreon.com/aworldofdifferences to access exclusive episodes, interact with exclusive posts, share your thoughts, and influence the direction of the podcast.
  • Support organizations dedicated to the cause of gender equality, such as Justice Revival, by donating and standing in solidarity with women everywhere to ensure that the promise of equality becomes a reality for all.

Human rights, women’s rights, which are human rights, is so important. There’s a lot of things we can get wrong, but that should just be a basic foundation. – Lori Adams Brown

Impactful Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the US aims to constitutionally guarantee equal rights under the law for all genders. Despite facing hurdles and delays, the ERA remains critical in advancing gender equality and ensuring fair treatment for all individuals. Advocating for the ratification of the ERA is essential to promoting equal rights and opportunities for women and girls.

Together, we can come together with our differences, male allies, women on behalf of our daughters and granddaughters and future generations, but also for us now. – Lori Adams Brown

The key moments in this episode are:

00:00:02 – Introducing the Podcast and ERA

00:02:29 – The History of the ERA

00:06:06 – Global Efforts for Gender Equality

00:09:12 – Overcoming Obstacles and Call to Action

00:13:42 – Faith for ERA Campaign

00:14:59 – Call to Action for Women’s Rights

00:15:46 – Enshrining Women and Girls’ Rights

00:16:17 – Special Invitation to Join the Community

00:16:59 – Making a Positive Impact

The key moments in this episode are:

00:00:02 – Introducing the Podcast and ERA

00:02:29 – The History of the ERA

00:06:06 – Global Efforts for Gender Equality

00:09:12 – Overcoming Obstacles and Call to Action

00:13:42 – Faith for ERA Campaign

00:14:59 – Call to Action for Women’s Rights

00:15:46 – Enshrining Women and Girls’ Rights

00:16:17 – Special Invitation to Join the Community

00:16:59 – Making a Positive Impact

Lori Adams-Brown Podcast Host & Producer

Lori Adams-Brown is Senior Manager, Global Leadership and Development in a Silicon Valley tech company, hosts the A World of Difference podcast, speaks internationally on global leadership development and sits on the board of Justice Revival where she is helping to pass the ERA with people of faith. As a former international relief & development leader, Lori has led diverse global teams in multiple cultures and has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Jason and 3 teens.