Wednesday, March 8, 2017

For International Women's Day: More Support for CEDAW

On February 27, Red Wing, Minnesota became the 4th Minnesota city to join Cities for CEDAW.  The other Minnesota CEDAW cities are Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina.  The local chapter of the American Association of University Women was a key mover behind the Red Wing City Council resolution, and Ellen Kennedy, executive director of the nonprofit organization A World Without Genocide, has been leading efforts throughout Minnesota to encourage cities (and the state) to pass resolutions in support of CEDAW.  According to Kennedy, the Minnesota Nurses Association, representing 21,000 nurses, also passed a resolution of support, as did the Minnesota State Bar Association (17,500 attorneys).    

Next up:  New York City?  The organizing at NYC4CEDAW has begun, with the aim of passing a local women's rights ordinance in 2017!

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