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The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.

To Prove American Commitment to Women's Equality, Congress Should Ratify CEDAW

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Kelsey L. Campbell

This is a no brainer public policy; there is no reason that the United States of America should not ratify this treaty as the world leader on national security and a defender of human rights.

The Valentine's Day Gift That Will Empower Women Everywhere

Don Kraus | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Don Kraus

This year I came up with the best Valentine's Day gift ever for my wife and daughter. It's inexpensive and, unlike a bouquet of flowers, should last b...

New START Signals a New Start on Treaties

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

Much can be learned from the successful passage of the New START treaty. Here are seven lessons for policymakers to consider as they move forward.

The Unfinished Agenda on Women's Equality Day

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Peasley

Ws we think back on August 26, 1920, we should also look forward. We've come a long way towards achieving equality for women, but we are not yet there.

We Are All Guilty

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Why do women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and abuse? There is no easy answer.

How about a Fair Deal?

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

International Women's Day falls on March 8th, this coming Sunday. In order to get a jumpstart on the conversation, how about institutionalizing a fair...

US Women Also Have Human Rights Issues

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The Obama administration and the US Senate should make ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women a priority.

Obama: Ratify the Women's Convention Soon

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Although President Carter signed CEDAW in 1980, the treaty has never been sent to the full U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.

Past Time for Change: Securing Women's Health and Rights

Adrienne Germain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Germain

Based on decades of international work, we know that there will be no global peace or security until we secure every woman's right to a just and healthy life.