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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 21, 2017 Olivia Latiano
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 18, 2017 c. martinez
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Sanseri
Jan 17, 2017 leslie shellberg
Jan 16, 2017 Eleanor Davy Do the right thing.
Jan 14, 2017 Irene Schrobenhauser
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 Kari Dyrdahl
Jan 10, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 8, 2017 GIUSEPPINA BERTANI
Jan 6, 2017 Karen Van Tuyle
Jan 6, 2017 Madeline Loder
Jan 6, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Jan 5, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Jan 4, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 4, 2017 martine hans
Jan 3, 2017 Marian Yeager I am deeply concerned that the current Congress and future Administration will choose to go backwards in time and erase 50 years of progress for equality.
Jan 2, 2017 Daisy Mancia
Jan 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please ratify this treaty. It's shameful that it was signed in 1980 and yet, it hasn't even been ratified?! Unbelievable! Stop playing politics and show our country and the world that we are the leaders in treating women fairly.
Jan 2, 2017 Lisa Cook
Jan 1, 2017 barbra clarl
Dec 31, 2016 Shawn Rodriguez
Dec 29, 2016 Chris Barrand
Dec 29, 2016 Terri Harris-Downing
Dec 29, 2016 cheryl hopkins
Dec 29, 2016 Lynne Pateman
Dec 29, 2016 Jessica McConnell
Dec 29, 2016 Selena Millman
Dec 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2016 Vanessa Arrif
Dec 27, 2016 Howard Cohen
Dec 27, 2016 Toni Tempel Navarro
Dec 27, 2016 Lubna Saied
Dec 19, 2016 Ashley Rozanski
Dec 19, 2016 John Erkki Warren
Dec 19, 2016 EJ Frost
Dec 18, 2016 Christine Ciempola
Dec 18, 2016 Kasia Dixon
Dec 18, 2016 Bobbee Murr
Dec 11, 2016 Leann Long
Dec 11, 2016 Carolee Harris Think of your daughters!
Dec 10, 2016 Ashley Waller
Dec 9, 2016 J Exner
Dec 8, 2016 Leslie Slater
Dec 4, 2016 Christopher Clark
Dec 3, 2016 pearl wheeler
Dec 3, 2016 Deborah Cronkhite
Dec 2, 2016 K Zoll

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