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FAWCO for CEDAW hosted by UN Liaison

  • October 27, 2022
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Zoom

FAWCO for CEDAW online conference, Thursday, October 27 at 6-7:30 pm CET

Join our expert panel to learn about the goals and progress of CEDAW, its offshoot "Cities for CEDAW," and how FAWCO members can use it to advance the cause of gender equality. This will be an empowering event during a time when the ERA is still stalled and there are renewed attacks on the rights of women.

The moderators will be FAWCO member Jessica Buchleitner, creator/ author of The 50 Women Project, journalist and communicator, and Pam Perraud, Vice President of the US Women's Caucus at the UN and FAWCO UN Representative.

Our guest of honor will be Dr. Gail James. She has a career in faculty and administration, as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, including a Fulbright Fellowship in India, National Defense Education Fellowship and post-graduate study at Kennedy School of Government. She retired as Director of Learning Communities and Academic Achievement Center, University of Kansas. She has served on Boards of Directors: Women's Intercultural Network, Kansas City Women's Political Caucus, Women's Foundation, Alliance Francaise, United Nations Association, Women’s Equality Coalition. Dr. James was recently inducted into Women’s Political Hall of Fame.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979 and became an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. It is the central and most comprehensive document of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a body established in 1946 to bring to light all the areas in which women are denied equality with men. "Among the international human rights treaties, the Convention takes an important place in bringing the female half of humanity into the focus of human rights concerns. The spirit of the Convention is rooted in the goals of the United Nations: to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity, and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women. The present document spells out the meaning of equality and how it can be achieved. In so doing, the Convention establishes not only an international bill of rights for women, but also an agenda for action by countries to guarantee the enjoyment of those rights." — UNHR

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