Why Ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is Good for America’s Domestic Policy

February 18, 2021


WAPPP Leader in Practice Rangita de Silva de Alwis and co-author Ambassador Melanne Verveer argue for the United States to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). They emphasize how ratification would be more than just a symbolic gesture, with CEDAW having the potential to impact two important human rights issues that have dominated American public attention in recent years: racially motivated violence against Black Americans and sexual harassment and abuse. 

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