Following the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women Platform for Action, the CAWA Task Force on the Girl Chilld (Girls and Young Women of California) agrees that discrimination against women begins at the earliest stages of life, and must therefore be addressed from then onwards. The girl child of today is the woman of tomorrow. Her skills, ideas and energy are vital to the full attainment of goals of equality, sustainable development and peace. For girls to develop their full potential, they need to be nurtured in an environment where their needs are met, and their equal rights safeguarded.
- The ratification and enforcement of CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women), and/or its endorsement by local entities, as was done in Iowa City.
- Ratification and Enforcement of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Continued opposition to the California Civil Rights Initiative (Prop 209).
- Enactment of the proposed Children's Accountability Act, including a mandatory Children's Impact Statement (CIS) for federal and state legislation with an impact on children ( e.g. legislation on health, education, welfare, and the budget) .
- Disaggregation of demographic and epidemiological data by sex, age, and disability status.
To add your voice to the California Women's Report, read the full text of the California Task Force Report on the Girl Child. Then send comments on what has happened in your region and recommendations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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