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Celebrate International Women’s Day in NC on 3/8/18

NOW is part of International Women’s Day celebrations in Raleigh and in Charlotte.

View of WomenNC panel in 2014 from NOW table
Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Press For Progress in Charlotte NC

Charlotte NOW is involved in an annual event for International Women’s Day on Mar 8, Press For Progress. It is at the International House, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte NC. Charlotte NOW is on the Charlotte International Women’s Day Committee, and told me about the upcoming event. The following is from the eventbrite listing.

You are invited to celebrate the history, contributions and achievements of women. Join us for an inspirational and motivational event to bring change to move women forward.

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Durham first NC County to endorse CEDAW!

The Durham County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution endorsing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) unanimously on September 11, 2017 in their general meeting.

What is CEDAW?

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international mechanism that outlines women’s fundamental human rights. The Counties and Cities for CEDAW campaign is a US national grassroots effort to provide tools and leadership to empower local women’s organizations and interested groups to effectively protect women’s human rights within their city, county, or state.

Why CEDAW in Durham?

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What do you know about CEDAW? How can it help you?

What do you know about CEDAW and what it can do for you and your community?

The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international mechanism that outlines women’s fundamental human rights. Although President Jimmy Carter signed the treaty in 1980, the United States is one of the 7 countries along with Iran, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Palau, and Tonga which has not signed CEDAW. While the federal government may not be willing to codify this convention into law, cities across the country are playing an important role in implementing CEDAW, directly impacting the everyday lives of countless American women.


We are working on spreading information and benefits of CEDAW at the local level, via a program called “Cities For CEDAW”

Louisville, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and San Francisco have embraced “Cities for CEDAW.”  When cities or towns or counties adopt ordinance reflecting CEDAW, these cities and counties have used the CEDAW framework to guide policymaking, developing a number of innovative programs and tools to decrease violence against women and to advance gender equality.

Read more at the following link.  Can also use this as a petition.  It urges Mayors and County Commissioners across North Carolina to implement the principles of CEDAW in our towns, cities, and counties.