Unfinished Business: CEDAW and International Women’s Rights

June 17, 2011

Unfinished Business: CEDAW and International Women’s Rights
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Online Webinar

CEDAW advocates and supporters succeeded in securing a hearing in Congress November 2010 for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for the first time in decades. Although the UN General Assembly adopted CEDAW in 1979 and President Carter signed it, CEDAW has not made it out of Congressional Committee. This panel discussion on International Women’s Day analyzed the historical significance of CEDAW and discussed the impacts of ratifying the convention. Presenters included:

Jennifer Krafchik, Director of Collections, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum – view the Power Point Presentation here
Sarah Albert, Washington Director, The National Committee on the United Nation Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – view the Power Point Presentation here
Erica Swanson, Deputy Director for Field Operations, CEDAW Education Project