Saturday, May 08, 2010

FYI: Celebrate Mom Through Support for CEDAW

If you were looking for a way to combine celebrating Mother's Day with a little activism, I've got some news for you. Check it out below:

Mother’s Day action requested to support CEDAW

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women’s Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public life, and to fight violence. We need Senate action on the CEDAW Treaty (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) to give the U.S. greater clout to help women worldwide win these basic rights.

This Mother’s Day, the Baha'is of the United States are working with dozens of national partners to ensure that we ratify CEDAW now. Please click here to ask your Senators to celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their support for the CEDAW Treaty.

While we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers today, let’s stand together for women and girls around the world. Ask your Senators to support CEDAW today!

Visit http://www.bahai.us/cedaw to learn more about the Women's Treaty and to find a draft letter to send to your Senators this Mother's Day.