Celebrate International Day of the Girl: Ask Your Senator for a vote on the Women’s Equality Treaty
Today is the International Day of the Girl, a day the United Nations has set aside for recognizing the rights of the girl and the unique challenges girls face around the world. We know that many of the solutions to global problems, including hunger, poverty, over-population, and even climate change depend on the treatment of girls.
Will you ask your Senators to vote on the Women’s Equality Treaty?
Though the United States has in many ways been a champion for girls, we should do more. The U.S. has not ratified the Women’s Equality Treaty, officially known as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are one of only sevencountries who have not ratified the treaty, along with known human rights violators like Sudan, Somalia, and Iran. We don’t want to be on the same list as those countries do we?
That’s why we need you to ask your Senator to bring the Women’s Equality Treaty to the Senate floor for a vote.
So what does the Women’s Equality Treaty do? It reduces sex trafficking, domestic violence, provides access to education, ensures the right to vote and ability to own a business, ends forced and child marriages, and guarantees access to health care.
CEDAW will strengthen the United States as a global leader in standing up for the rights of women and girls in countries around the world.
Join us-ask your Senator for a vote on the Women’s Equality Treaty!
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