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Through multilateralism, countries work together to establish international standards and norms and to share responsibilities for their application. Organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization are primary examples of multilateral institutions. Since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, nine core international human rights treaties have been ratified. These include the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Also known as the international bill of rights for women, CEDAW was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979. So far, 185 countries have ratified CEDAW, with the United States being one of only eight countries that are not parties to the convention. International human rights agreements such as CEDAW benefit women by protecting their interests across borders and cultures. Governments are required to report regularly to monitoring bodies, and non-governmental organizations often submit dissenting views providing alternative evidence and information on compliance.

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by Ruth Schechter Originally posted May 16, 2010 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender ResearchGlobally, women face a unique range of...
By Kelsey Schwarz*Like many other Americans, I was unfamiliar with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (...
Today at 12noon Demos is presenting a panel discussing why U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination...
December 4, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdYesterday, three fabulous NCRW interns* and I journeyed down to the concrete maze that is the United...

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