Ratify CEDAW in its 30th Anniversary!
CEDAW, which stands for the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is the UN Women’s human rights treaty that provides an international standard for protecting and promoting women’s human rights and is often referred to as a “Bill of Rights” for women.
The treaty was passed by the United Nations more than 30 years and has been approved by over 170 countries. Unfortunately the United States, along with 6 others including Somalia, Sudan and Iran, has not ratified it and that’s inexcusable. Ratification of the treaty would increase our country’s influence as an advocate for women and strengthen human rights efforts around the world.
CEDAW has many supporters in this country ready to work to get this treaty ratified. The Anniversary of CEDAW is the perfect opportunity for you to act in support of this treaty! Fill out the form below and tell President Obama that you want to see CEDAW ratified - for the benefit, safety, and security of American women and women around the world.