Convention For The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women


Resolution 13-04.53


WHEREAS, the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, known as CEDAW, was adopted by the United Nations in 1979 and establishes the fundamental rights of women; and

WHEREAS, it has now been adopted by more than 180 countries and yet has not been adopted by the United States of America, the only Western nation not to do so; and

WHEREAS, a new campaign has begun to encourage U.S. Cities to adopt it, beginning with the City of San Francisco in 1992, as a means to encourage the U.S. Senate to ratify it and the President to sign it; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party asks the California State Legislature to adopt CEDAW and ask Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer to seek Senate ratification of CEDAW and ask President Barack Obama to sign it.


Supported by the Beach Cities Democratic Club, LACDP

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013





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