We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public life, and to fight violence.
While 186 countries have ratified this treaty – the United States has not – putting us in the company of countries like Iran, Somalia, and Sudan who have also chosen not to ratify it.
We need our country to walk the walk and sign onto this treaty now. We talk about the importance of women's rights, and we can take a meaningful step towards women's rights nationally and internationally by ratifying the CEDAW Treaty.
While we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers, let's stand together for women and girls around the world. Ask your Senators to support CEDAW today.