Raise your Voice and Support CEDAW
On September 19, 2011, Secretary Clinton, along with other women world leaders participated at an event on women’s political participation at the United Nations just prior to the convening of the General Assembly.
The Joint Statement on Advancing Women’s Political Participation was signed by Secretary Clinton and mentioned by President Obama in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. The Joint Statement reads in part:
"We call upon all States to ratify and fulfill their obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and to implement fully Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security and other relevant UN resolutions.”
CEDAW: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is a landmark international agreement that affirms principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women around the world.
Please contact Secretary Clinton and thank her for her continued support for U.S. ratification of CEDAW.