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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


Dec 21, 2014 Jennifer Kelley
Dec 17, 2014 Dana Miranda
Dec 13, 2014 Francine Dessoy
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 rose Castro
Dec 11, 2014 Jussi Knuutti
Dec 11, 2014 Amiee LaVenture
Dec 9, 2014 Jermaine Ammari
Dec 9, 2014 annette florence
Dec 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2014 John & Rose Martin
Dec 4, 2014 San Billings
Dec 3, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Dec 3, 2014 Tab Buckner
Dec 3, 2014 Jennifer Wolf
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Suzanne Askey
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 Spence Carlisle
Dec 2, 2014 Maverine Whitehurst
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2014 LINDA ANN WILLIS
Nov 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 michelle matlock
Nov 27, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 25, 2014 Leticia Acevedo
Nov 21, 2014 MESHWEIDA CARTER
Nov 21, 2014 martin kolodey
Nov 21, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) I think women should be seen as equals
Nov 20, 2014 Ann Hansen
Nov 20, 2014 Lourdes Guzman
Nov 20, 2014 Rheo Cocek
Nov 20, 2014 Ilean River
Nov 19, 2014 rho andrae-lawford
Nov 18, 2014 Helaine Levitt
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Lauri Rogers
Nov 17, 2014 Melanie Costa
Nov 16, 2014 Andrew Brookman
Nov 15, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 14, 2014 Juanita Montano
Nov 14, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 13, 2014 l watick
Nov 13, 2014 Teresa Vanzeller
Nov 11, 2014 Miss.Mandy Alcurrie

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