Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) announced today the launch of “SaveMothersDay.com” – a campaign website against a U.N. treaty on “women’s rights.” The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a U.N. treaty that would impact every aspect of life and place Americans under the supervision of a U.N. committee of “gender experts.”
The CEDAW Committee has told countries to decriminalize prostitution, legalize abortion, limit women’s choices of what fields they may study, and criticized the celebration of Mother’s Day and honoring the “noble role of mother.”
Radical feminists are actively lobbying U.S. senators to ratify CEDAW, which not only requires countries to change their laws, but also their “social and cultural patterns of conduct” between men and women. They see a window of opportunity that may close after the 2010 elections.
“This treaty would hand over women’s freedom to make professional and personal decisions – such as childcare and household duties, parental rights, religious exercise, education, and employment – to government agents and an unaccountable U.N. Committee,” stated Wendy Wright, President of CWA.
“Ironically, the countries with the worst records for abusing women have signed CEDAW. It has not improved the conditions of women in the countries that need it most – yet, if adopted in the U.S., it would deny basic freedoms and rights to American women. The only thing that can keep Americans from being under the thumb of this awful treaty is the U.S. Senate.”
The website provides briefing papers, Fact Cards, and a petition to U.S. senators.
Information available at www.SaveMothersDay.com.