Cities for CEDAW
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an international treaty adopted by the UN in 1979 that has yet to be ratified by the U.S Senate. The Cities for CEDAW campaign is a grassroots effort that provides tools and leadership to empower local women’s organizations and municipalities and effectively initiate CEDAW within their city, county or state. The civil society campaign was initiated in 2014 by the Women’s Intercultural Network, in partnership with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York. WIN has continued to coordinate and support the growing campaign by providing expertise and resource information.
AS OF SEPTEMBER 2023,
Cities with CEDAW Resolutions/Ordinances
Cities for CEDAW Histories and Futures Project
The aim of the Cities for CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) campaign is to “Make the Global Local” and protect the rights of women and girls by establishing the principles of CEDAW in cities and towns across the United States.
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Congratulations to our newest CEDAW City: Washington DC!
On March 15, 2023, Washington DC pass an ordinance making the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) city law.
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Looking to get involved in or start a Cities for CEDAW campaign in your hometown?
Cities for CEDAW include
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