2016 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards

"Celebrating 40 Years of Inspiring an Equal Future"

Monday, October 17, 2016

Golden Gate Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Hotel

780 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103

7:30 am Check-in, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Program

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Honoring the Works and Achievements of 

Amelia Ashley-Ward

Publisher, Sun-Reporter Publishing

CEDAW Award: Media

Honorable Jackie Speier

Congresswoman, US House of Representatives

CEDAW Award: Government

Janice Mirikitani

Co-Founder and Founding President, GLIDE

CEDAW Award: Philanthropy


Honorary Chair of the Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration

First Lady of San Francisco Anita Lee

Keynote Address by Amy Logan

 President - US National Committee for UN Women in the San Francisco Bay Area and Author of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, a novel about the ancient, lost origins of honor killing in the Middle East

Visit our events page to REGISTER for 2016 CEDAW 

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CEDAW stands for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women.  In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to adopt a local CEDAW Ordinance.

The CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Awards distinguish leaders and organizations who use their public roles to advance the rights of women.  Awards are given for leadership demonstrated in diverse sectors of the community, including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media and philanthropy.


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