The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty and blueprint for improving women's lives. It's been ratified by 186 other countries – but not the United States. This Thursday, for the first time in eight years, the United States Senate will hold a hearing focused solely on the importance of ratifying CEDAW.
We already know that women's rights are human rights. What we need now is TAKE action to DEMAND action from our leaders in Washington. Hundreds of women's organizations across the country are urging the U.S. Senate to Ratify CEDAW now. WILPF is a member of the CEDAW Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and has worked on this issue for years. Click here to send a letter to your Senator urging action. Click here if you are in the D.C. area and can join the WILPF delegation at the hearing.