On January 20th, 2015, cities across the United States will discuss and explore the benefits of implementing CEDAW at the local level.

You are invited to join us for three historic events taking place on January 20th!

The Metro NY Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, in collaboration with Councilwoman Laurie A. Cumbo – Chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues, will host the Cities for CEDAW Events in NYC.

Virtual Conference Call
2:30 – 4:00 PM: Take part in the virtual national conference on Cities for CEDAW. Registration will be available soon. Click here for more details.

Expert Panel
5:30 – 6:45 PM: Attend an expert panel discussion to learn about CEDAW from the perspective of UN Women, how the CEDAW city ordinance has impacted San Francisco and the benefits of implementing CEDAW in New York City. RSVP

7:00 – 9:00 PM: Join stakeholders, elected officials and human rights leadership at a reception to discuss and explore the benefits of implementing CEDAW at the local level. USNC – UN Women members will receive an exclusive discount (please email us for your promo code). Purchase your ticket today!

Panel & Reception will take place at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Rick Smith, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Tarallucci e Vino, Middle Sister Wines, Sam Adams and event partner: YWCA.

What is CEDAW? The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of DiscriminationAgainst Women (CEDAW) is the international women’s rights treaty. While 188 nations have ratified CEDAW, the United States remains the only industrialized nation NOT to ratify CEDAW.

What is Cities for CEDAW? San Francisco and Los Angeles have both passed a CEDAW city ordinance and it has made a measurable difference in public safety, budgetary allocations and employment. We need CEDAW in New York City now because it will help end violence against women, close the wage gap, and release women’s full potential at all levels!

NYC Conference on Cities for CEDAW Steering Committee: Katherine Garcia, Suzanne Harvey, Martha Kamber, Michelle Lira, Jessica Robinson, Jill Marie Sen, Arielle Sklar

Cities for CEDAW Resources:

Cities for CEDAW Campaign Site

Fact Sheet on Implementing CEDAW as a Local Ordinance

Human Rights in Action: San Francisco’s Local Implementation of the United Nations’ Women’s Treaty by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

Save the Date: Join Cities for CEDAW National Conference on January 20, 2015

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