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Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

A Strategy for Local Implementation

By Youmna Chlala & Chivy Sok

The first local human rights ordinance in the United States was the San Francisco Cedaw (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) ordinance signed into law in 1998. Ten years later, WILD (Women’s Institute for Leadership Development) for Human Rights, a key organizer of supporters of the ordinance, evaluates the effects of the ordinance’s implementation on the San Francisco community.

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