Press for Progress: Celebrating San Francisco's 20th Anniversary as a CEDAW City

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Google Community Space, 180 Embarcadero
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Press for Progress: San Francisco Celebrates 20 Years As A CEDAW City

Thursday, May 24, 2018 

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Google Community Space

188 Embarcadero (enter Steuart Street)

The Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women invite you to celebrate San Francisco's 20th anniversary as a CEDAW City.

Join us and learn about the impact of this historic milestone and help us to continue to press for progress towards stopping violence against women, eliminating human trafficking and promoting gender equity.


In 1998, San Francisco became the first city to adopt a local ordinance reflecting the principles of CEDAW, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.  CEDAW represents an international bill of rights for all women that has been ratified by 187 countries.  Signed by President Jimmy Carter on July 17, 1980, it remains in the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations because the treaty has never been brought to the full Senate for a vote.  San Francisco‚Äôs Commission on the Status of Women has been proactive for two decades implementing CEDAW principles in local government to promote gender equality in employment, public budgets and public services.

Contact: Verna Liza Caba, Executive Director, | 415.779.6636

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