Implementing CEDAW as a Local Ordinance (Cities for CEDAW Fact Sheet)

Title

Implementing CEDAW as a Local Ordinance (Cities for CEDAW Fact Sheet)

Description

The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the only international human rights treaty to focus exclusively on the rights of women. Adopted by many countries in 1979, CEDAW has been ratified by 186 of 193 UN member states worldwide. The United States is one of the seven member states, and the only industrialized nation, that has failed to ratify CEDAW, joined by such countries as Iran, Somalia, and Sudan. In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the world to adopt an ordinance reflecting the principles of CEDAW. The purpose of the Cities for CEDAW campaign is to "make the global local" by harnessing the power of cities and promoting the adoption of CEDAW as a municipal ordinance in cities large and small in order to create a framework for improving the status of women and girls. Mobilizing multiple stake holders including elected officials, the media, business, youth, NGOs, faith communities, and women leaders, the campaign will focus on engaging cities across the United States.

This fact sheet outlines and gives examples of the three main requirements for successful implementation of CEDAW: gender analysis, oversight body, and funding.

Subject

CEDAW

Creator

San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Beijing +20, and Women's Intercultural Network

Format

Adobe pdf (1 page)

Type

Text
Fact sheet

Coverage

City of San Francisco, California, United States of America
County of San Francisco, California, United States of America

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San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Beijing +20, and Women's Intercultural Network, “Implementing CEDAW as a Local Ordinance (Cities for CEDAW Fact Sheet),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/21.