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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


May 3, 2016 Margaret Denn
May 2, 2016 Susan Brittain
May 2, 2016 Brenda Lin
Apr 30, 2016 Jules Brunois
Apr 30, 2016 Tracy Birrell
Apr 28, 2016 Margaret Randall
Apr 28, 2016 John Costanzo
Apr 24, 2016 Margaret Ann Meyer
Apr 22, 2016 Donna Connery
Apr 21, 2016 Katie Hitchcock
Apr 21, 2016 Garry Lough
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Apr 20, 2016 Cindy Marquez
Apr 20, 2016 Cindy Hoyle
Apr 20, 2016 Virginia Kurtz
Apr 19, 2016 Carol Ozouf
Apr 18, 2016 Lina Paavilainen
Apr 18, 2016 JOSE JESUS
Apr 15, 2016 Peggilee Wuppperman
Apr 14, 2016 Rima Izquierdo
Apr 14, 2016 kellyann morander
Apr 14, 2016 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Apr 14, 2016 A. Elissen
Apr 14, 2016 Kat Wernery
Apr 14, 2016 Mihaela Stan
Apr 13, 2016 Barbara Ramirez Equal work deserves equal pay.
Apr 12, 2016 Jackie Bade
Apr 10, 2016 Michael Powis
Apr 8, 2016 Joyce Clayton
Apr 8, 2016 Terena Powell
Apr 8, 2016 LARK FERN
Apr 7, 2016 AJ Lee
Apr 7, 2016 Ruby King
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Apr 3, 2016 bhavani saravanan
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Apr 1, 2016 Karina Liou
Mar 31, 2016 P Weinkauf
Mar 31, 2016 Kelly Garrett
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Mar 28, 2016 Nicola La
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Mar 26, 2016 Joan Leonard
Mar 25, 2016 M K
Mar 22, 2016 Michael Ross
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Mar 22, 2016 Dr. Scharlene Snowden
Mar 22, 2016 Peggy Blevins
Mar 22, 2016 Sigrid Fellner

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