women’s rights

Did you know the USA has not signed CEDAW?

Did you know that the USA has not signed THE most important International agreement designed to eliminate sex discrimination? It has not ratified the Convention on Elimination on all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW has been ratified by 187 of the 193 member states of the United Nations (the UN). The United States is one of only seven nations that has not yet …

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The International Womens Media Foundation website attacked

This just announced: The website of the International Women’s Media Foundation suffered a complex brute-force attack Sept 5, the organization said in a press statement Sept. 12. The website, which features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowerment of female journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed. The severity …

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Sad to see the $50 bill erase famous five women

This month the federal government removed women from the Canadain $50 bill. It replaced an important image and words on the bill and in doing so set woman back, again. The image was of the “famous five” women who in 1929 fought to have women declared “persons” under the law. This legal case set a new course for all of human rights. The words …

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