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CEDAW, also known as the Women's Treaty and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, calls for the equal treatment of women everywhere with regards to domestic violence, maternal health, economic security, and human trafficking. While the United States has signed the treaty, it still has yet to ratify it.

The US needs to ratify CEDAW in order to continue the discussion of women's rights and equality in an international forum. Sign the petition asking Congress to do the right thing for women around the world and ratify the Women's Treaty.

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Dear Congress,

As a passionate advocate for women's rights, I urge you to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women treaty. While it was signed by Jimmy Carter in 1980, it still has yet to be ratified by the US.

CEDAW outlines core principles with regards to human rights, specifically those of women around the world. It's a well-known fact that while American women for the most part enjoy total equality, women from other countries aren't as fortunate. Many women still face domestic violence, lack of education and opportunities, oppression, and discrimination.

As an international leader in the pursuit of equal human rights, the US needs to set the example for the rest of the world. Ratification requires two-thirds of the Senate to vote in favor of it. Please see that you and your colleagues vote to help women everywhere achieve equality.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Feb 17, 2018 Mary Hunt
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2018 Kimberley Clack
Feb 2, 2018 wynta dangerfield
Feb 2, 2018 Julie Howard
Feb 2, 2018 Angela Kohn
Jan 31, 2018 Deborah Croft
Jan 31, 2018 Martha Jaquith
Jan 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Dawn Williams
Jan 19, 2018 Allen Olson
Jan 19, 2018 Sheila Dillon
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 18, 2018 Danuta Watola
Jan 17, 2018 stephanie rohmer
Jan 17, 2018 Joan Autry Women are equal in every way to men -except for the laws in a few backward countries. WHY IS THE U.S. ONE OF THESE PACES !?! WE NEED TO ENTER THE 21st CENTURY !!
Jan 17, 2018 Ruth Litton
Jan 17, 2018 paulo reeson
Jan 17, 2018 mike robertson
Jan 17, 2018 Elizabeth McGowan
Jan 17, 2018 Donita Lowrey
Jan 16, 2018 Jan Flickinger President Carter signed the bill Why is it not yet Ratified???
Jan 12, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2018 Debbie Drong
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 3, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Jan 2, 2018 s w
Dec 26, 2017 Hillary Maurer
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 16, 2017 Lillian Meyer
Dec 14, 2017 teresa kravitz
Dec 14, 2017 Andrea Rematoe
Dec 13, 2017 Tammy Cieslak
Dec 13, 2017 Terri Robb
Dec 10, 2017 NANCY SALAZAR
Dec 5, 2017 alysa Waring
Dec 4, 2017 Adéla Režná
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 26, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Nov 25, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 24, 2017 Naomi Sobo
Nov 24, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Roberta L Ruben We are the majority of voters and the majority of citizens in the United State. How far can we be pushed before we revolt against the Republicans and the patriarchy

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