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6/24/2014 - Strong Support For IVAWA and CEDAW in Senate Hearing
In an iconic display of support, eight women Senators testified today at a Senate subcommittee hearing in support of the need to take action against violence against women globally....

6/23/2014 - Senate Subcommittee to Tackle Violence Against Women Globally
Engaging the US in the global fight to end gender-based violence will take center stage tomorrow as part of a Senate subcommittee hearing aimed at fully combating violence and discrimination against women worldwide. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the Senate Foreign RelationsSubcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues hearingwill preside over the hearing at which several women Senators will testify, including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Patty Murray (D-WA). The Senate Subcommittee hearing will focus on how the US and the international community can work to prevent violence against women, promote women's rights, and empower women and girls globally....

2/11/2014 - UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Gender Integration in Post-2015 Goals
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called for gender equality to be comprehensively included in the UN's post-2015 goals yesterday at the opening of the 57th Session of Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). "We believe there should be a stand-alone goal or goals on equality and non-discrimination that addresses all kinds of discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In 2000, the UN announced its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- to reduce hunger and poverty, combat maternal and infant mortality, and provide access to universal education and health, among other goals -- all to be accomplished by the end of 2015....

10/28/2013 - Saudi Women Campaign Against Driving Ban
Over 60 women claimed to have driven in Saudi Arabia this weekend in an ongoing campaign to obtain the right to drive....

3/8/2012 - International Women's Day
Events will take place around the world in honor of International Women's Day today, both documenting progress made for women's rights and noting the remaining challenges to women's equality worldwide....

3/6/2012 - Special Event on CEDAW and Women's Rights Held Yesterday
Yesterday, the World Bank, the Nordic Trust Fund, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the United Nations Foundation held an event on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8....

11/4/2011 - Senate Hearing on Women and Arab Spring Includes Discussion of CEDAW
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring....

9/29/2011 - Hillary Clinton Calls for Ratification of CEDAW
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a meeting with Catherine Ashton, the top diplomat for the European Union and Michelle Bachelet, executive director of UN Women and the former president of Chile, signed a document in support of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)....

11/19/2010 - CEDAW Hearing Standing Room Only- Sandra Day O'Connor for CEDAW
Over 250 people stood in line to enter the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law Hearing on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

11/17/2010 - CEDAW Hearing Tomorrow
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law will hold a hearing for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) tomorrow at 2:00....

9/14/2010 - Bachelet to Lead UN Women
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced today that former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the first head of the new UN agency, UN Women....

7/22/2010 - FMF Interns Host Hill Briefing
On Wednesday July 21, the Feminist Majority Foundation DC summer interns hosted an intern hill briefing and congressional visit day entitled "Empowering Women, Ending Violence, Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Connecting Reproductive Health and the Global Fight for Gender Equality"....

7/7/2010 - Unanimous Vote Creates "UN Women"
The UN voted unanimously Friday to create a new office on women to be called the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), which will begin operating officially in January 2011....

5/5/2010 - Marshall Will Face Runoff in NC, Brunner Loses OH Primary
Two women Secretaries of State, both feminists, put in strong performances in the first Democratic primaries of the election season for US Senate....

5/5/2010 - Ahmadinejad Defends Iranian Seat on UN Commission on the Status of Women
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran's election to the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women yesterday as feminists worldwide remain outraged by the country's appointment to the council....

6/19/2009 - Petition Filed Against Peru with UN CEDAW Committee
A 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor filed a petition with the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) against Peru yesterday....

4/14/2009 - Washington State Legislature Approves CEDAW
The Washington state legislature approved a measure last week urging the US Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the 1979 treaty that bans gender discrimination....

3/23/2009 - FMF's National Young Women's Leadership Conference Held This Weekend
The Feminist Majority Foundation's National Young Women's Leadership Conference this past weekend was a resounding success! Over 500 attendees came from across the country to discuss some of today's most pressing issues, including reproductive rights, crisis pregnancy centers, the environment, LGBTQ rights, violence against women, communities of color, the Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the situation of Afghan women and girls, the economy, and more. The two-day conference was filled with some of today's leading feminist voices, including Hilda Solis, Tina Tchen, Lilly Ledbetter, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Smeal, Dr....

1/21/2009 - Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Confirmed as Secretary of State
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) was just confirmed as Secretary of State by a 94-2 Senate roll call vote....

12/16/2008 - Morocco Accepts CEDAW Without Reservations
In a speech celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, King Mohammed VI of Morocco announced last week his nation's full acceptance of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the 1979 treaty that bans gender discrimination....

12/10/2008 - At 60th Anniversary, Universal Declaration on Human Rights May Expand
On the anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) today, the European Union (EU) aims to expand the Declaration to include condemnation of the criminalization of same-sex relationships....

9/5/2008 - Republican Party Platform Reviewed
The official Republican Party Platform adopted this week has the potential to threaten women's rights domestically and abroad....

8/28/2008 - Senator Biden's Violence Against Women Act Highlighted at DNC
Senator Joe Biden, who has long worked closely with the women's movement, accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice President last night....

8/11/2008 - Democratic Platform Adopted, Victory for Women
The Democratic Platform Committee adopted a very strong platform for women this weekend in Pittsburgh....

8/4/2008 - FM President Eleanor Smeal Testifies at DNC Platform Hearing
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal testified at the Democratic National Platform Hearing in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday....