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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


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
Feb 6, 2017 Georgi Mortensen
Feb 6, 2017 Diana Dee
Feb 4, 2017 Nicole Rogers Schmirler
Feb 3, 2017 Michael Howley
Feb 2, 2017 Patricia Gillespie
Feb 1, 2017 Bonnielee Josefson
Feb 1, 2017 Denise Garner
Jan 31, 2017 Demetrios Lekkas
Jan 30, 2017 Alisha Allen
Jan 29, 2017 Nalia Li
Jan 29, 2017 Wade McCallum
Jan 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2017 patty langford
Jan 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2017 PATRICIA NENADICH
Jan 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2017 tasha j
Jan 22, 2017 julian zrnic
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

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