CEDAW WG-USA works to Ratify CEDAW in the U.S.


“All human rights – civil, cultural, economic, political and social, including the right to development – are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.” –Beijing Platform for Action

Because Women’s Rights are Human Rights

CEDAW:  Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Descrimination Against Women

The advancement of women and the attainment of equality are matters of human rights. They are the only way to build a sustainable, just and fully developed society. Empowerment of women and equality between women and men are prerequisites for achieving political, social, economic, cultural and environmental security among all peoples.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is currently stalled in the US Senate. Ratifying this treaty will lend a much-needed boost to our country’s image internationally and help women refugees.

What is WG-USA doing about it? What can YOU do about it?

  1. Women Graduates-USA  signed on as one of the 300+ members of the Working Group on Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
  2. The Women Graduates-USA Board uses CEDAW as its framework for action and moral authority and  as a blueprint to achieve our mission and progress for women and girls.
  3. Women Graduates-USA encourages its members to contact their legislators in support of CEDAW and has created a toolkit for member action.


Read more about CEDAW

UN Division for the Advancement of Women – CEDAW Ratify CEDAW ToolkitCities for CEDAW