Friday, September 24, 2004

The Status of CEDAW

On September 1, the Federated States of Micronesia acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination of Women (CEDAW), a treaty drafted in 1979 to protect the human rights of women. The number of states that have ratified or acceded to CEDAW is now 178. The United States signed CEDAW in 1980 but has never ratified it.