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Recognizing the Importance of Women’s Rights Treaty on International Women’s Day

It’s Women’s History Month and tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day – the perfect time to highlight the importance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is a comprehensive international treaty … Continue reading

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Where the United States Stands on 10 International Human Rights Treaties

Today is International Human Rights Day – the perfect time to reflect on where the United States stands on critical human rights treaties. In the past, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has worked to ratify four treaties … Continue reading

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Overcoming Taliban Attack, Youth Advocate Malala Yousafzai Addresses the United Nations and Speaks for Women’s Rights and the Right of All Children to Be Educated

By Ally Scher, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Undeterred by a Taliban militant who boarded a school bus last year and wounded her with a gunshot to the head, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations (UN) on … Continue reading

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Gender Equality Panel Highlights Need for CEDAW Ratification

By Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 Education Fund Intern Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) hosted a panel discussion last week about women, peace and national security, which stressed the importance of gender equality in international security and foreign … Continue reading

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Conference Highlights Worldwide Efforts to End Discrimination against Women

By Sandy Thomas and Josh Ferrier, Spring 2012 interns at The Leadership Conference Education Fund In honor of International Women’s Day, the World Bank, the Nordic Trust Fund, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the United Nations Foundation jointly hosted, … Continue reading

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Women’s Advocates to Discuss Economic Benefits of CEDAW at World Bank Event

By Isabella Acosta-Rubio, a Spring 2012 intern On Monday, March 5, honoring International Women’s Day, The Leadership Conference Education Fund will collaborate with the World Bank and The Nordic Trust to host “A Special Event on CEDAW and Women’s Rights.” … Continue reading

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PBS Airs New Series on Women, War & Peace

By Laurie McGowan, a Fall 2011 intern Tonight PBS will premiere its five-part series Women, War & Peace, continuing every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. through Nov. 8. Voices will be heard from Liberia, Afghanistan, Colombia and Bosnia to tell … Continue reading

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