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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


Sep 27, 2016 Michelle P. Dumar
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 20, 2016 Misti Kane
Sep 16, 2016 Livelovelifeeleni Positivity&Motivation BE KINDTO EVERYONE.! be kind to everyone and do good always letssign this for more positivity love kindness and change!':D WOO!
Sep 16, 2016 Robert Stroud
Sep 16, 2016 Theresa Crovello
Sep 16, 2016 Mark Turner
Sep 15, 2016 Gillian Shults
Sep 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2016 Dean OBrien
Sep 15, 2016 Gloriana Roig
Sep 15, 2016 Roberta Smith
Sep 15, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 14, 2016 s makins
Sep 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2016 Kim Holec Protect women's rights!
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 9, 2016 cate abicht
Sep 8, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Sep 7, 2016 Angela LaRochelle
Sep 6, 2016 Venice Rembold
Sep 4, 2016 Anna Bratchkova
Sep 4, 2016 Kirsten Schelbert
Sep 3, 2016 Robert B. Kaplan Thirty-six years and still no action by Congress; They are the ones who should be condemned!
Sep 3, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 3, 2016 Nick Stockbridge
Sep 1, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Sep 1, 2016 Cindy Stein
Sep 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) Tell Congress: Equality For All Women!!!
Sep 1, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro Everyone has the inherent right to be treated equally
Aug 31, 2016 Susan Lasky Jesella
Aug 30, 2016 Vivian Andary
Aug 28, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Aug 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2016 carol McNamee
Aug 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 23, 2016 wendy Brown
Aug 19, 2016 Mayara Andressa
Aug 19, 2016 Denise L Flynn-Webb I can't believe that in 2015 I'm still having to petition for equal rights. Sickening. How could you not have done this yet?? Disgraceful.
Aug 16, 2016 Raphaël PONCE
Aug 14, 2016 Dennis Horvitz It's disgraceful that in the 21st Century this petition is even needed.
Aug 11, 2016 Morgan Nitschke
Aug 11, 2016 Lisa Margraf
Aug 10, 2016 Margaret Conti
Aug 9, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Aug 9, 2016 Amie Smith
Aug 5, 2016 cassandra lewis
Aug 2, 2016 Cristina Alexandre

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