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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


Jun 28, 2015 Georgia Douglas
Jun 26, 2015 sherron valdry
Jun 25, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 17, 2015 Annie Smit
Jun 16, 2015 Maedie Olsen
Jun 16, 2015 Tania Pogiatzoglou
Jun 14, 2015 Neal Ryder Equality remains a goal, not a reality.
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2015 Greta Burokaite
Jun 8, 2015 Karil Daniels
Jun 4, 2015 Irene Martone women have suffered discrimination for TOO LONG.
Jun 4, 2015 Lynnette Angell
Jun 3, 2015 Undine Nestler
May 30, 2015 Pamela Durant
May 30, 2015 Maria Simao
May 30, 2015 Marci Turner
May 29, 2015 nina pitt`
May 28, 2015 Colleen Benson
May 28, 2015 Kathryne J. Starzec Equality Matters!
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 jennifer collins
May 24, 2015 Sharon Kavanaugh
May 23, 2015 Casey Roy
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Meta Williams It is truly a shame that this has yet to be done. What is the holdup?
May 21, 2015 Valerie Fishler
May 19, 2015 Christopher Fries
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 19, 2015 harry longabaugh
May 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2015 mario bouton
May 12, 2015 Lauren Stone
May 12, 2015 Laurie Fisher
May 12, 2015 Erin Cormany
May 11, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 7, 2015 Synnove Johnson
May 7, 2015 christine mamula
May 7, 2015 anna halkaidsi
May 6, 2015 Ali Al jobori
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Miriam Feehily
Apr 29, 2015 Jane Chischilly
Apr 29, 2015 isabel sleiman
Apr 28, 2015 Allane Wood
Apr 28, 2015 Catherine Critz
Apr 28, 2015 Anja Mielke

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