Welcome to the Cities for CEDAW Campaign Civil Society Website.

        Women’s Intercultural Network

Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) is a Non-Governmental Organization  (NGO) with Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).   WIN’s mission is to ensure that all women and girls have a voice for full participation in their government and economy on the ground and on the Internet.   WIN has been ‘bringing  the global local’ since the 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995 with the first state policy mechanism and implemented the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) with the California Women’s Agenda (CAWA).  A major focus of CAWA and the BPFA has been Human Rights policy and CEDAW – the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

WIN is spearheading women NGOs and civil society organizing in support of implementing municipal CEDAW ordinances with the Cities for CEDAW Campaign.  WIN serves as Co-Chair and Peer Leader with the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women who are working with Mayors and city officials on the Campaign. WIN believes that implementing CEDAW can help to create a more civil society in the world and safe, healthy, sustainable cities. We invite you to join with us and our lead civil society partner The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund to ‘bring the global local’ with CEDAW to the grassroots of America and US ratification. http://winaction.org



The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference Education Fund

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the country’s premier civil and human rights coalition; it is charged by its diverse membership of national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference convenes a national task force of almost 200 organizations seeking ratification of CEDAW in the U.S.

In conjunction with The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the research and education focused sister-organization of The Leadership Conference, and the Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN), The Leadership Conference is working to build capacity and provide educational resources to inform and mobilize individuals to take action for the Cities for CEDAW campaign.
For more information, please visit http://civilrights.org/humanrights/cedaw or http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org.


Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute advances international human rights through education, advocacy, fact-finding, research, scholarship, and critical reflection. The Institute works in partnership with advocates, communities, and organizations pushing for social change to develop and strengthen the human rights legal framework and mechanisms, promote justice and accountability for human rights violations, and build and amplify collective power in the United States and throughout the world.   The Institute’s Human Rights in the U.S. Project is at the forefront of efforts to ensure human rights accountability at federal, state, and local levels, and builds the capacity of U.S. lawyers, policy makers, and advocates from impacted communities to incorporate a human rights framework into social justice advocacy efforts to address inequality, combat discrimination, and achieve gender, racial, and ethnic justice.   The Institute has developed resources to support state and local government efforts to advance gender equity using human rights, and works with the Leadership Conference and WIN to continue to support these efforts.  You can learn more  here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/human-rights-us/state-and-local-implementation.