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Durbin Chairs Hearing on Ratification of Women’s Rights Treaty

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—November 18, 2010.

U.S. One of Only Seven Nations Which Has Failed to Ratify the Thirty Year-Old Treaty

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) chaired a hearing today on U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is the only international treaty to focus solely on the rights of women and it addresses issues such as violence against women, sex trafficking, the right to vote and equal access to education. Today . . .

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