Executive Director gives testimony on the ratification of CEDAW
For over 10 years, APA has supported ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (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 toward CEDAW ratification this year. As a member of this Task Force, APA has 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 Women’s Programs Office (WPO) represents APA on both the advocacy and grassroots subcommittees as part of the Task Force mission to work towards CEDAW ratification.