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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.

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Jul 23, 2017 April Kinsella
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 16, 2017 Kate Pruden
Jul 11, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Jul 7, 2017 Sandra Zeigler
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Jun 22, 2017 Thao Vu
Jun 20, 2017 Ingrid Brown
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Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 1, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
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May 29, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 25, 2017 Betty Finley
May 24, 2017 Richard Bosboom
May 21, 2017 Ann Kaslow
May 20, 2017 Cynthia Super
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Sharon Wright
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May 19, 2017 Anne Bekkers
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May 8, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
May 4, 2017 KURT CRUGER
May 4, 2017 Amina Jamal
May 4, 2017 Virginia Olson
May 4, 2017 Michalla Courtoreille
May 1, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
May 1, 2017 Howard Block
May 1, 2017 Hazel Sharrad
Apr 27, 2017 Christine Maxwell
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Apr 26, 2017 Marie Osmundsen
Apr 25, 2017 Chris Ambrose
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