MADRE Statements

Tell Your Senators to Support CEDAW Today

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy, CEDAW, Mother's Day

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women’s Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public life, and to fight violence. In the past, efforts to move CEDAW forward in the Senate have been compromised by conservative representatives, who have attached harmful reservations to the treaty that strip away many of these protections.

We need Senate action on the CEDAW Treaty (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) to bring the US into compliance with international standards for women’s basic human rights.
This Mother’s Day, MADRE is working with dozens of national partners to ensure that we ratify CEDAW now. Please click here to ask your Senators to celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their support for the CEDAW Treaty.
While we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers today, let’s stand together for women and girls around the world.  Ask your Senators to support CEDAW today.

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