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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Congressional Issues [Updated April 5, 2007]   [open pdf - 113KB]

From the Summary: "The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women [CEDAW] calls for Parties to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas of life, including healthcare, education, employment, domestic relations, law, commercial transactions, and political participation. As of November 2, 2006, the Convention was ratified or acceded to by 185 countries. President Jimmy Carter submitted the Convention to the Senate in 1980. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings on the Convention in 1988, 1990, 1994, and 2002, but the treaty was never considered for ratification by the full Senate. The George W. Bush Administration began conducting a full legal and policy review of the Convention in 2002. On February 7, 2007, the Administration transmitted a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stating that it does not support Senate action on the treaty at this time. […] This report provides background on CEDAW developments, including U.S. policy and congressional actions, and considers arguments for and against ratification. It will be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33652
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2007-04-05
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