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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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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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50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act: A Reminder of Past Progress and the ongoing Fight for Fair Pay

By Ally Scher, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today, June 10, 2013, marks the 50th year anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act stipulated that it is illegal for … 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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Stand Against Violence, Join the One Billion Rising Campaign

By Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund One Billion Rising (OBR) is more than just a campaign. It is a movement geared towards empowering women and men to bring awareness to the everyday violence … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: VAWA Passes in Senate; Voter Registration Needs to be Modernized; Obama’s State of the Union Emphasizes the Middle Class

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Domestic Violence Bill Passes Senate: Is GOP Chastened by Election 2012? David Grant Christian Science Monitor With yesterday’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Some Marine Combat Jobs Still Closed to Women; A Better Immigration Plan; Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women By Jim Michaels USA Today With women recently being allowed to undertake combat roles in the … Continue reading

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