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A Vote for CEDAW is a Vote for Women

By Stephanie Bloom, Women's Rights Project at 5:11pm
Last week, in honor of International Women's Day, the ACLU hosted a roundtable discussion at the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on the importance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the great need for the United States to ratify the global treaty. The U.S. is one of only seven countries that has yet to ratify CEDAW, and of those, is the only industrialized democracy. CEDAW celebrated its 30th anniversary in December — it's time for the U.S. to join the rest of the world in ratifying this crucial treaty, which our government was instrumental in drafting.
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