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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


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
Nov 18, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 13, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 13, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Nov 12, 2017 MIldred Huffmire
Nov 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 8, 2017 Valerie Philebaum Smith
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 7, 2017 Steve May
Nov 4, 2017 Diane Wilson
Nov 1, 2017 Nico Sandman
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 colonel meyer
Oct 27, 2017 Amy Martin
Oct 27, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore

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