CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) is an international human rights treaty that provides a universal definition of discrimination against women and brings focus to a range of issues concerning women’s human rights. Countries that ratify CEDAW are mandated to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls and to ensure equality in the civil, political, economic, and cultural spheres.
New York City for CEDAW is a coalition of volunteer organizations, lawyers, NGOs and others who are working towards passing a women’s bill of rights law based on CEDAW tenets.
On June 28th, a rally is being held to pass a bill for gender equity at City Hall starting at Cadman Plaza and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. At noon there will be speeches: IAWRT’s President in the US and Chair for NYC4CEDAW, Sheila Katzman, Council Member Laurie Combo, and Dorchen Leidholdt Of Sanctuary for Families will speak along with others.
Given the heartache that Planned Parenthood is suffering under the Trump regime, this is an extremely important action and symbol of women’s rights. The work continues from the Women’s March on and how great for New York City to lead in this struggle in the US.