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Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

| April 10, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, writes that Tunisia is finding its own way while Islamist movements gain power in the region. More »

Women's Media Center statement on CEDAW

November 16, 2010

I’ve Seen First Hand What CEDAW Can Do

I’ve Seen First Hand What CEDAW Can Do

| May 27, 2010

The author, chief of the Africa Division of UNIFEM, explains the power of the UN treaty to eliminate discrimination against women—a potent tool that will only gain in strength with ratification by the United States. More »

New Hope for Progress Among U.S. Delegates to UN Meeting

New Hope for Progress Among U.S. Delegates to UN Meeting

| March 12, 2010

Women have been stymied for years in efforts to achieve U.S. ratification of CEDAW, the UN treaty to eliminate discrimination against women. Now, meeting at the UN, U.S. women hope to regain influence in establishing rights for women around the world. More »

Chances Improve for Ratification of CEDAW

| March 30, 2009

The United States has been an odd holdout in ratifying the UN treaty on women’s rights. Now it’s a priority of the Obama Administration, and Senator Barbara Boxer chairs the subcommittee that will hold hearings. Still, there’s no guarantee. More »