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File #: R-193-14    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/25/2014 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 11/6/2014 Final action: 11/6/2014
Title: A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CITIES FOR THE CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) INITIATIVE BY THE LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL AND SUPPORT OF INDIVIDUAL CITIES PASSING RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES TO IMPLEMENT THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL (As Amended).
Sponsors: Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9), Brent Ackerson (D-26), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Marianne Butler (D-15), Madonna Flood (D-24), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), David James (D-6), Jim King (D-10), Tom Owen (D-8), Attica Scott (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), David Tandy (D-4), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3)
Attachments: 1. R-193-14 ATTACH CEDAW TREATY SUMMARY, 2. R-193-14 ATTACH CEDAW FAQs, 3. LouisvilleCEDAWFinalVersion082414, 4. 101514 Fiscal Court Resolution, 5. 101514 Remarks by Victoria Markell, 6. R-193-14 ATTACH Jeff Cty Minutes of RES 20 SERIES 2001, 7. R-193-14 ATTACH Jeff Cty RES 20 SERIES 2001, 8. 110614 Right to Life Letter, 9. Proposed R-193-14 Fleming Amendment, 10. RES 121 2014
RESOLUTION NO. _____, SERIES 2014
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A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CITIES FOR THE CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) INITIATIVE BY THE LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL AND SUPPORT OF INDIVIDUAL CITIES PASSING RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES TO IMPLEMENT THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL (As Amended).
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SPONSORS: Councilmembers Ward-Pugh, Scott, Shanklin, Woolridge, Tandy, Bryant Hamilton, James, Owen, Blackwell, Aubrey Welch, Fowler, Butler, Johnson, Flood, Yates, Ackerson, and President King

WHEREAS, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18 1979, and became an international treaty as of September 3, 1981, and 187 UN member nations, have agreed to be bound by CEDAW's provisions; and

WHEREAS, although women have made gains in the struggle for equality in many fields, much more needs to be accomplished to fully eradicate discrimination based on gender and to achieve one of the most basic human rights - equality; and

WHEREAS, Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest International Compassionate City in the USA, and with knowledge that girls and women make up 52% of Louisville Metro's population, and with a desire to ensure these women and girls who live in Louisville Metro enjoy all the rights and privileges and remedies that are bestowed on all people in the US, no matter race, national origin, gender or religious belief, and with a purpose to claim worldwide that Louisville, Kentucky is a city within which women can thrive and a city that will not tolerate discrimination against women and girls or violence perpetrated against them in any form, by any hand; and

WHEREAS, CEDAW provides a comprehensive framework for governments to examine their policies and practices in relation to women and girls and to rectify discrimination...

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