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Important to protect women's rights

POSTED: April 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.
 

Americans who care about U.S. standing in the world should be especially concerned with the grades received by our senators on the 2014 Global Solutions Report Card. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson both received a D- on their 2014 Senatorial Report Card.
They obviously flunked their studies on women’s rights, climate security and nuclear proliferation.


“The CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) treaty [is] the most authoritative UN negotiated treaty to protect women around the world from discrimination. The United States signed this agreement in 1980. It is past time that we became a party to this convention.” (Hillary Clinton)

The American public strongly supports the principles and values of equality, fairness, education and basic human rights. In the United States, the CEDAW treaty has been voted on favorably twice on a bipartisan basis by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but the CEDAW treaty has never been brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Ratification of CEDAW would continue.
America’s proud bipartisan tradition of promoting and protecting human rights. International rules make air travel safe, ensure global mail and phone networks work, secure a clean environment and outlaw deadly weapons.

I hope our senators study more and learn to play well with others in addressing problems affecting us all.


Sharon Gunter
Cumming

 

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