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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


Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Roberta L Ruben We are the majority of voters and the majority of citizens in the United State. How far can we be pushed before we revolt against the Republicans and the patriarchy
Nov 18, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 13, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 13, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Nov 12, 2017 MIldred Huffmire
Nov 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 8, 2017 Valerie Philebaum Smith
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 7, 2017 Steve May
Nov 4, 2017 Diane Wilson
Nov 1, 2017 Nico Sandman
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 colonel meyer
Oct 27, 2017 Amy Martin
Oct 27, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Oct 20, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 19, 2017 Barbara Maddux
Oct 18, 2017 Betty Kowall
Oct 17, 2017 Sandra Jesionek
Oct 16, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 16, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Oct 16, 2017 Fe Camila Azupardo
Oct 13, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Oct 13, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Oct 11, 2017 Barbara gale
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Oct 11, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Oct 11, 2017 Ellen Prior
Oct 9, 2017 Barbara McPherson
Oct 7, 2017 Linda Gilmore
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 29, 2017 Janis Higgins
Sep 27, 2017 Bonnie Svec
Sep 27, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 26, 2017 Leah Santini
Sep 21, 2017 Amanda Vermillion
Sep 17, 2017 PJ Chambers
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 12, 2017 tammy bullock
Sep 4, 2017 Trudy Murray
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Sep 4, 2017 Sheila Ward
Sep 3, 2017 Janet Magdaleno

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