Advancing Human Rights/CEDAW

WILPF's Advancing Human Rights Issue Committee works to ensure compliance at the federal, state and local levels with international human rights treaties signed and ratified by the US government. The international treaties to which the US is a party are the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention Against Torture. We also work for the ratification of those treaties which have not yet been adopted by the US: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights. We aim to increase public understanding of and US compliance with Security Council Resolutions on women, peace, and security: 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, and 2122 well as to promote awareness of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Chairs:

Barbara Nielsen: bln.sf.ca@gmail.com, (415) 430-5873
Lucinda Tate: lucindatate46@gmail.com, (503) 283-3477

Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Trafficking:

Jan Kubiac: jankubiac@yahoo.com, (774) 216-0864