Midwest Coalition 4 CEDAW

The Midwest Coalition 4 CEDAW is based in the Greater Kansas City Area.

MISSION
The mission of the Midwest Coalition 4 CEDAW is to advocate for and assist Midwest cities and other governmental entities in adopting a CEDAW ordinance or resolution.

CITIES FOR CEDAW
The aim of the Cities for CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) campaign is to “Make the Global Local” and protect the rights of women and girls by passing legislation establishing the principles of CEDAW in cities and towns across the United States. (Source:  citiesforcedaw.org)

LOCAL ACTION
Cities can adopt local measures reflecting CEDAW principles as a way to address barriers to full equality for women and girls. Such measures generally require a gender analysis of city operations (e.g. workforce, programs, budget); and oversight body to monitor the implementation of a local CEDAW ordinance (e.g. Commission on the Status of Women, Human Rights Commission, etc.); and funding to support the implementation of CEDAW principles. (Source:  citiesforcedaw.org)

WHAT IS CEDAW?
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is a United Nations treaty for all women’s equality. It is the only international human rights treaty that focuses on women’s rights and provides a universal definition of discrimination against women so those who would discriminate on the basis of sex can no longer claim that no clear definition exists. It also calls for action to eliminate discrimination in many areas including politics, law, employment, education and health care. (Source:  citiesforcedaw.org) Read more here: UN Office of the High Commissioner – CEDAW.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCEShttp://citiesforcedaw.org/resources/

CONTACT:  Midwest4CEDAW@gmail.com

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