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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


Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Sandra Davis
Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Jun 18, 2018 Donna Ennis
Jun 17, 2018 Lin Goodman
Jun 16, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Jun 12, 2018 Judy Polk
Jun 7, 2018 Linda Millemaci
Jun 7, 2018 Armida Franceschini
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 5, 2018 mary floyd
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 Thomas Windberg
Jun 2, 2018 Bonnie Gallik
Jun 2, 2018 Lisa Hayes
Jun 1, 2018 Robert Reed
May 23, 2018 Sue Britton
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 16, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 11, 2018 Pam Wallace
May 10, 2018 Melinda Matheus
May 6, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
May 3, 2018 Tara Spires
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 2, 2018 Peggy Mahle
May 1, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 28, 2018 Kay Fisher
Apr 28, 2018 Liz Eviston
Apr 27, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
Apr 27, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
Apr 27, 2018 Dominique LANG
Apr 27, 2018 Liliana Fiorini
Apr 27, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Apr 25, 2018 Joanne Ferguson
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 24, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 21, 2018 Judith Busse
Apr 20, 2018 Bonita Easley
Apr 20, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 17, 2018 Vick Swain
Apr 12, 2018 Brandon Juhl
Apr 12, 2018 Gillian Cockwill
Apr 11, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 10, 2018 Lynne Minore

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