The Cities for CEDAW campaign is a grassroots effort that provides tools and leadership to empower local women’s, civil and human rights organizations and municipalities to effectively initiate CEDAW within their city, county, town, or state.
These ordinances work to ‘make the global local’ and protect women and girls by requiring three key components:
WomenNC is the lead organization for the Cities for CEDAW campaign in North Carolina. Due in large measure to the organizing and advocacy efforts of WomenNC staff, Board, and volunteers, two municipalities, Durham County and Durham City have passed resolutions in support of CEDAW. These resolutions create a backbone for municipal staff, councils, commissions, and other stakeholders to effect systematic change to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities.