Women’s Programs Office hosts teach-in on ensuring basic human rights for women during annual APA convention in San Diego, CA

APA supports ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

Members of APA and psychological state, provincial, and territorial associations joined the APA Women’s Programs Office (WPO) for a teach-in on ensuring basic human rights for women on Saturday, August 14th, in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Ms. Anu Joshi co-chair of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) Task Force Grassroots Committee facilitated the session. Please visit the CEDAW website to learn more.

For over 10 years, APA has supported ratification of CEDAW. CEDAW offers a set of principles for ensuring basic human rights for women, defining what constitutes discrimination against women and providing a fundamental framework for ending violence against women, ensuring girls' access to education and promoting economic opportunity and political participation for women. APA recently joined the CEDAW Task Force, a national coalition of 125-plus member organizations working towards CEDAW ratification this year. As a member of this task force, we have an opportunity to promote U.S. ratification of CEDAW by participating in combined efforts to urge the White House and members of the U.S. Congress to support CEDAW and women's rights. The WPO represents APA on both the advocacy and grassroots subcommittees as part of the Task Force mission to work towards CEDAW ratification.  Working with Public Interest-Government Relations Office, WPO plans to engage in more of the activities to educate APA members about CEDAW and to explore collaborative methods for increasing awareness about global issues at the state and local levels.