Twisted Treaty Shafts U.S. Women

In an article for On The Issues magazine, Janet Benshoof argues that the U.S. must ratify CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). CEDAW is an international treaty that “imposes affirmative obligations on governments to dismantle systemic gender discrimination.” Benshoof cautions, though, against including restrictions currently attached to CEDAW that would “provide legal authority to those who want to undermine women’s rights.”