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Historic Senate Hearing on CEDAW

November 17, 2010

(from CEDAW 2010 website)

For the first time since 2002, the United State Senate will hold a hearing on CEDAW, the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, on November 18, 2010.

Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)”:

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
2:00 p.m.

Panel I
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

Samuel R. Bagenstos
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Panel II
Geena Davis
Actor and Founder, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Marina Del Ray, CA

Wazhma Frogh
Policy and Advocacy Specialist
Afghan Women’s Network Afghanistan

Marcia D. Greenberger
Co-President National Women’s Law Center
Washington, DC

Steven Groves
Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC

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