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Virtual lecture to focus on U.N. treaty on women’s rights

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Date(s) - 03/22/2022
7:00 pm


A lecture this month will examine an international treaty eliminating discrimination against women and efforts to have the United States join 189 other countries in ratifying it.

Lisa Baldez, a professor of government at Dartmouth College, will present “Defying Convention,” as part of a virtual program at the Carbondale Public Library at 7 p.m. March 22. The program is sponsored by the SIU Carbondale Women’s Law Forum and the Southern Illinois chapter of the United Nations Association USA.

The focus of the lecture is on the U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW, said Cindy Buys, a professor in the SIU School of Law and a UNA-USA Southern Illinois board member.

Registration for the virtual event is open and those attending are encouraged to read Baldez’s book.

For more information on the event, contact Eberle, the UNA-USA Southern Illinois chapter president, at

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