Colleges for CEDAW
The Women’s Bill of Rights
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
189 Nations have ratified or acceded to CEDAW.
The United States has not.
Colleges for CEDAW disseminates awareness of CEDAW, promotes US ratification of CEDAW, undertakes projects addressing gender inequality.
Start a Colleges for CEDAW Club* on your campus and help students to…
- Learn about United Nations initiatives promoting
- gender equality and how to implement them locally
- Connect feminist global action to your campus and the surrounding community.
- Develop skills in promoting sustainable gender equality on your campus and in your community
- Conduct a gender audit of your campus and community
- Identify actions needed to achieve full gender equality
- Take action to achieve gender equality.
Contact information: Please email us at CollegesforCEDAW@gmail.com
*Colleges for CEDAW is a program of the CEDAW Subcommittee, Sociologists for Women in Society International Committee.
GENDER INEQUALITY ON CAMPUS
Did you know:
Among graduate and professional students, 8.8% of females and 2.2% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
From RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)
For more information about CEDAW, its application, and ideas for projects, go to the CEDAW Toolkit:
WOMEN’S RIGHTS, CEDAW, AND ITS APPLICATION GLOBALLY