A Gift to Mothers around the World: the CEDAW Treaty

From the Presbyterian Washington Office:

Women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women's Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public life, and to fight violence. We need Senate action on the CEDAW Treaty (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) to give the U.S. greater clout to help women worldwide win these basic rights.

This Mother's Day the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Washington Office is working with dozens of national partners to ensure that we ratify CEDAW now. Please ask your Senators to celebrate Mother's Day by showing their support for the CEDAW Treaty.

While we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers this weekend, let's stand together for women and girls around the world.  Ask your Senators to support CEDAW today.

Mothers in the U.S. and around the world will thank you!

General Assembly Guidance:

The 208th General Assembly (1996) voted to: 

Direct the Women's Ministries program area and the Presbyterian Washington Office to encourage congregations, presbyteries, synods, women's advocacy networks, Presbyterian Women, Presbyterian Men, and other justice seeking committees in the PC(USA) to write letters to the president, congressional committees, and their congresspersons calling upon the United States government to…  ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).


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