ACLU womens rights project

In 1972, Ruth Bader Ginsburg co-founded the Womens Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She did this until she got appointed to the federal bench in 1980. While Ruth was apart of the ACLU, she led some of the most important legal cases to the supreme court. Many of these cases established a foundation for current legal matters against sex discrimination in America and helped create a foundation for womens rights in the future.  by 1974, ACLU participated in over 300 sex discrimination cases and through 1969-1980, 66 percent of gender discrimination cases were decided by the supreme court. Ruth wanted to ensure that the ALCU was spreading awareness and making a difference in womens rights and equality. She stated, "I want to be a part of a general human rights agenda... [promoting] the equailty of all people and the ability to be free".

“ACLU History: A Driving Force for Change: The ACLU Women's Rights Project.” American Civil Liberties Union, 1 Sept. 2010,

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1972 to 1980