WILPF PORTLAND POSTCARD CAMPAIGN
U.S. RATIFY CEDAW: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Read more from PeaceWomen.
The U.S. is the only democracy that has not ratified CEDAW. Conservative politicians have actively fought against ratification of CEDAW and thwarted any attempt to introduce a vote before the full Senate. CEDAW strengthens the United States as a global leader in standing up for women and girls, and it affirms that women’s rights are human rights. The Obama administration strongly supports ratification and has included CEDAW as one of the multilateral treaties it has identified as a priority. The CEDAW treaty has been voted favorably out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee twice with bipartisan support, but has never been brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Contact your Senator and urge a vote to ratify CEDAW.
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Due to the proximity of two major highways, the division of the city by the Willamette River, a large legal sex industry (Portland has the most strip clubs
per capita in America), and a large population of street kids, juvenile human trafficking in Portland has the ability to thrive. --from YOUTH ENDING SLAVERY
Read the 2011 Report: Human Trafficking in Oregon Stay informed, help educate our youth and Contact your legislators.