The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Over fifty countries have ratified the Convention to date; the United States has signed, but not ratified.
Westchester County was the first county in New York State to adopt a CEDAW resolution. Now, the United Nations Association of Westchester is lobbying at the state and national level for the United States to ratify CEDAW. In this video, Young Professional Julianne Wong outlines the importance of CEDAW and her mission to raise awareness and action around CEDAW locally and nationally.