MitchTeberg, MAAssociate Member
The reasons are clear once youtake a look at what is missing. Firstly, there was aninability to address abuses against women, particularly when women are deprived of their rights. Not only that, there was a glaring failure to understand the differencebetween sex and sex-based differences contributing to inequality. Additionally, therewas a distinct absence of reproductive rights and freedom for women in theconventions, thereby necessitating a separate convention to address these rights.Equally important was the need to make statesaccountable for positive action ensuringwomen's rights. Lastly, there was a need to recognize that
and not just stateparties contribute to the gender disparities:
Non-recognition of women’s human rights by men and women alike
Non-recognitionof abuses against women
Non-recognition of sex, sex-based differences and gender as constituting riskand basis for vulnerability to violationMuch to my chagrin,the United States stands united with Iran as the only two nationsnot to ratify CEDAW.It would be great if the US were to join the rest of the civilizedworld in recognizing this convention.