Thursday, March 18, 2010

Support for Women’s Treaty Should Include the US

Source: UNA-USA World Bulletin

The Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a landmark international treaty protecting the rights of women, has been ratified by 186 of the UN’s 192 members. The US remains the only industrialized democracy in the world that has not ratified it, leaving the US in the company of such nations as Iran, Somalia and Sudan, where violations of women’srights are rampant.
I find it hard to believe that the people of the United States do not rise up and demand that the government ratify the Conventions on the Rights of Women and on the Rights of the Child.

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