To: NOW Leaders
From: the NOW National Action Center
Monday March 8 is International Women's Day, and here at the National NOW Action Center we are celebrating by pumping up the volume on our campaign to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is the most complete international agreement on basic human rights for women and was adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1979. To date, 185 countries have ratified CEDAW. Even though the U.S. helped draft the treaty, it is the only industrialized country left to ratify.
Now more then ever we have the chance to help our sisters here and around the world by demanding President Obama and the Senate RATIFY WOMEN by prioritizing and passing CEDAW without restrictions.
Take a moment to read the following information about CEDAW, and celebrate International Women's Day by sharing this information with your friends, family, and fellow activists. And of course, stay tuned to ratifywomen.org for more news as we get the ball rolling!
Facts about CEDAW Women's Rights Treaty
- CEDAW Women's Rights Treaty: Factsheet
- Lies and Facts
- Local Success
- Global Success
- Promoting Peace
- Recommended CEDAW Reading List