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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....

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)....

11/17/2010 - 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....

7/7/2010 - 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....

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....

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....

8/4/2008 - First Afghan Woman Elected to CEDAW
Zohra Rasekh has been elected to the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

1/22/2008 - UN Panel Questions Saudi Restrictions on Women
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women questioned Saudi Arabian officials at a meeting in Geneva regarding the government�s infringement the rights of women in the kingdom....

8/13/2007 - Sierra Leone Presidential Candidates Shy Away From FGM Debate
Only one of the seven presidential candidates in Sierra Leone has denounced the widespread practice of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM), which can lead to serious health and pregnancy problems for women....

1/5/2006 - Bush Makes Recess Appointment of Sauerbrey Despite Women's Protests
Yesterday, President Bush made a recess appointment of Ellen Sauerbrey to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, circumventing Congressional opposition to her appointment....

10/26/2005 - Senators on Foreign Relations Committee Press Nominee Sauerbrey on Her Record
Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday to consider Ellen Sauerbrey, President Bush's nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration....

10/18/2004 - No Country Has Achieved Full Equality for Women Reports CEDAW Committee
Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the UN Committee for CEDAW announced that no country in the world has achieved full equality between men and women in law and in practice....

9/24/2004 - Iranian Girl Executed for Violating Chastity Laws
A 16-year old Iranian girl was recently executed for violating Irans chastity laws....

9/22/2004 - Iranian Parliament Rejects Women's Rights Reforms
Irans new parliament, elected last February, is working to place more restrictions on women rather than expand reforms carried out under President Mohammad Khatami....

4/20/2004 - Leading Womens Groups Grade Bush Administration
One week before the March for Women's Lives, leading women's groups released a scorecard grading the Bush Administration on issues affecting women around the world, finding the Bush Administration long on rhetoric but falling far short on reality....

2/25/2004 - The Women's Treaty: CEDAW
On December 18, 1979, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women....

2/25/2004 - History of CEDAW
The U.S....

1/5/2004 - Afghan Women Win Victories in New Constitution
However, Rights Still At Risk From Extremist Judicial Interpretations and Lack of Security Women Loya Jirga delegates and women's rights and human rights advocates won several important concessions in the new Afghan constitution adopted on January 4 following a three-week constitutional assembly in Kabul. The new constitution contains explicit recognition of equal rights for women and men, which was lacking in the draft proposed before the Loya Jirga....