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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 07:40 AM
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Hillary Clinton Promotes Women's Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Yet Signed
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Source: Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- On the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' general assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event on Monday afternoon designed to highlight the importance of women's participation in public life.

Together with a selection of major female world leaders, including Catherine Ashton, the European Union's top diplomat, and Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the head of U.N. Women, Clinton put her name to a document calling for developing countries -- especially in the changing Middle East -- to clear the way for women to hold leadership roles.

The joint statement read:

We call upon all States to ratify and fulfill their obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and to implement fully Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security and other relevant UN resolutions.

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  -Hillary Clinton Promotes Women's Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Yet Signed Freddie Stubbs  Sep-21-11 07:40 AM   #0 
  - Disgusting. President Carter signed it and the US Senate won't ratify.  DURHAM D   Sep-21-11 07:47 AM   #1 
  - The Huffpo headline is wrong then.  No Elephants   Sep-21-11 10:46 AM   #14 
  - thank you Hillary  ensho   Sep-21-11 08:33 AM   #2 
  - Did she work to pass this in the Senate when she was a Senator?  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-21-11 08:35 AM   #3 
     - Really? You want to go there?  DURHAM D   Sep-21-11 09:12 AM   #4 
     - It is her fault, and the fault of every Senator since 1980 who has not pushed for ratification  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-21-11 09:29 AM   #5 
     - It's DU, did you expect any different?  Beacool   Sep-21-11 09:47 AM   #7 
     - No.  DURHAM D   Sep-21-11 10:04 AM   #9 
     - I've been here since 2007.  Beacool   Sep-21-11 10:11 AM   #10 
     - This isn't about Clinton. It is about every Senator since 1980 who hasn't pushed for this  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-21-11 10:19 AM   #11 
     - The question was asked in good faith. Did she or didn't she?  TheMadMonk   Sep-21-11 10:44 AM   #12 
     - Well, did she try?  No Elephants   Sep-21-11 10:45 AM   #13 
     - What did Bill do about it? Why wasn't it brought up between January 2007 and January 2011?  No Elephants   Sep-21-11 10:47 AM   #15 
  - Thank you, Hillary.  Beacool   Sep-21-11 09:45 AM   #6 
  - I have nothing but respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton.  tropicanarose   Sep-21-11 10:02 AM   #8 
  - Unrec for another attack on a loyal Democrat  Kingofalldems   Sep-21-11 12:04 PM   #16 
  - Hillary Clinton  LeFleur1   Sep-21-11 12:11 PM   #17 
  - Women's rights...? I believe in individual and equal rights for all. I was not aware...  Cool Logic   Sep-21-11 01:08 PM   #18 
  - The State Department does this kind of stuff every damn day.  EFerrari   Sep-21-11 01:19 PM   #19 
  - What is needed is the ERA !! We need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!  SugarShack   Sep-21-11 09:59 PM   #20 

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