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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


Mar 29, 2017 julie munson
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 23, 2017 Russell Jackson
Mar 22, 2017 Tracy Goestenkors
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Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Kate Rowland
Mar 19, 2017 Katie Stansell
Mar 19, 2017 OSVALDO TOMAS
Mar 18, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 16, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 12, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Mar 11, 2017 Rita Hammond
Mar 10, 2017 Anna Maccarrone
Mar 10, 2017 Maureen Downs
Mar 10, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Mar 10, 2017 Dede Bridges
Mar 10, 2017 Michelle Love
Mar 6, 2017 Alisa Dunn
Mar 6, 2017 Carey Boehmer
Mar 5, 2017 Brenda Weber
Mar 5, 2017 Marsha Kimball
Mar 5, 2017 Paul Morse
Mar 2, 2017 Tammy Elliott
Mar 2, 2017 Jason Borda
Mar 1, 2017 Kristin Sullivan
Mar 1, 2017 Juan Martinez
Feb 28, 2017 Sharon Carton
Feb 26, 2017 mary lehman
Feb 26, 2017 Janice Dixon
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Jordan
Feb 24, 2017 Christine Jordan
Feb 22, 2017 Megan Dunmire
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Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2017 Courtney Kovacs
Feb 12, 2017 Susan Ellis
Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 10, 2017 Kimberly Massingill
Feb 10, 2017 Lasha Wells
Feb 9, 2017 Roze McAlister
Feb 8, 2017 Rosina Cespedes
Feb 8, 2017 Daisy Costa
Feb 8, 2017 Linda Anderson Ratify CEDAW treaty to grant women equal rights everywhere
Feb 8, 2017 Stephanie Feyne

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