UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

    1. Vu Nguyen
    2. Petition by

      Vu Nguyen

      Houston, United States

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). December 18th, 2009, marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the treaty by the United Nations, and while 186 countries have ratified the convention, the United States remains one of only seven countries in the world that have not. Ratification of the treaty is critical and urgent for continuing progress on women's and girls' rights in this nation and for bolstering efforts to support and advance women's rights as well as democracy, liberty, civil rights, universal human rights, dignity, and well being worldwide. Ratifying CEDAW would strengthen and advance the US Constitution, US leadership, this nation values, the common goods, and humanity goodness and virtues.

 

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    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      Women and girls are subjected to violence and discrimination around the world in various forms. They Experience domestic and sexual violence, discrimination at work, school and universities. They experience violence because of their sexual orientation. In a democratic country, women, girls and female children should be able to live without fear and in freedom. The hatred of women, girls and female children always assumes worse forms. It must be decided and acted against that very quickly.

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    • annoymous beginings MIAMI,FL, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      fairness and justice

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    • matthew mcpike CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, NETHERLANDS
      • about 2 years ago

      any form of discrimination should not be aloud to exist.

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