U.S. Drops the Ball on Women’s Rights (CNN)


Dartmouth’s Lisa Baldez, associate professor of government and of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, writes in a CNN opinion piece that while it is “easy to assume that the United States is at the forefront of women’s rights,” that is no longer the case.

“Even as the rest of the world celebrates International Women’s Day on Friday—not much of a holiday here—the United States will also stand out as one of the few countries yet to ratify a major United Nations treaty designed to bring equality to women everywhere,” Baldez writes.

She notes that 187 countries have signed the treaty and seven have not. Among the seven are the United States, Somalia, Tonga, and Iran.

Read the full opinion piece, published 3/8/13 by CNN.

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