Denver for CEDAW Stands with the Women of Denver

Women’s human rights start at home – right here in Denver.
Help us protect women’s rights in the city we call home.

What do we do?

UNA Denver and its Denver for CEDAW Campaign stands in solidarity with the women of Denver promoting and protecting their human rights in all aspects of life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage the city of Denver to take proactive steps in safeguarding women’s human rights in Denver.


What is CEDAW?

The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is considered the international bill of women’s rights. The U.S. Senate has refused to ratify CEDAW since 1981, making the U.S. 1 of 7 states (among them Iran, Somalia and Sudan) and the only industrialized democracy that does not support CEDAW.

How is CEDAW Relevant to Denver?

The Cities for CEDAW initiative encourages US cities to incorporate gender mainstreaming in its programs, policies, and structures to protect women’s human rights. Denver has been on the forefront for women’s equality for years, yet (Window into Denver Women and Girls 2014):

  • 3 percent (or 27,128) of all Denver women are female heads of household
  • 2 percent of Denver’s female population is living in poverty
  • Denver women in full-time employment earn $5,160 less than Denver men
  • Women make up less than 30 percent in all three safety departments (Fire, Police, Sherriff)

As a city, it is time to state our intent – Denver is ready for CEDAW.

Join the Denver for CEDAW campaign today.

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