Women and children cannot wait for their human rights. Did you know that the United States is one of only a small handful of countries that has not ratified the CRC and CEDAW?
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been ratified by all United Nations state parties, except for the United States and Somalia. Does that sound like a "short list" we should be on?
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has been ratified by EVERY developed nation on earth, except the United States.
These two human rights treaties have been around since the early 1980's, yet the United States has failed to ratify either of them. Each treaty outlines core vital human rights, such as civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights which are particular to women and children, including rights to life, family, education, work, safety, healthcare, and a decent standard of living.
I am calling on all of us to sign this petition to tell our US Senators to vote to ratify these treaties. We need 67 votes in the Senate for each of the treaties to be ratified.
Please see the links below for more information:
Sasha Jay, MA, MSW candidate