Toledo for CEDAW forum
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About the Event
More about CEDAW:
The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the only international human rights treaty to focus exclusively on the rights of women. Adopted by many countries in 1979, CEDAW has been ratified by 189 of 196 UN member states worldwide. The United States is one of the seven member states, and the only industrialized nation, that has failed to ratify CEDAW.
The purpose of the Cities for CEDAW campaign is to "make the global local" by harnessing the power of cities and promoting the adoption of CEDAW as a municipal ordinance in cities large and small in order to create a framework for improving the status of women and girls. So far, the Cities for CEDAW campaign has been successful in creating ordinances in nine major cities within the United States. Toledo for CEDAW focuses these gender equity efforts within the city of Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo for CEDAW:
Brought to you by the CEDAW Steering Committee, a collaboration of women's and social justice organizations including Zonta Club of Toledo, Women of Toledo, Toledo AAUW, ABLE, The Univ of Toledo- Women and Gender Studies(WGST), YWCA Northwest Ohio and more.