Equal Rights Amendment

March 13, 2011

Equal Rights

Discrimination on the basis of gender remains a major societal problem, which principally affects women. While the United States Constitution prohibits some forms of discrimination, women are not explicitly accorded those rights and protection. In addition, described as an international bill of rights for women, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international convention adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. The United States is the only developed nation that has not ratified the CEDAW. The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee is firmly committed to equal rights for all persons regardless of gender. Therefore, we affirm our commitment to eliminate gender discrimination, and continue to support the adoption of the […]