December 10, 2013
Today is International Human Rights Day—65 years since the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. Eleanor
Roosevelt, the U.S. Delegate to the United Nations—and Honorary Chairwoman of Hadassah’s
Youth Aliyah—chaired the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, created in
1947, and championed the creation of the declaration.
Hadassah is a vocal advocate for human rights, domestically
and around the world, and is committed to the recognition that all women’s
rights are human rights.Hadassah’s National Action Center provides members, associates and supporters
the opportunity to take action in support of human rights!
the International Violence Against Women Act
One in three women worldwide will experience a form of physical or sexual
violence at some point in her lifetime. Urge Congress to support the
International Violence Against Women Act!
Senate to Ratify CEDAW
Support the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is time for the U.S. government to
show the international community that it stands unequivocally for the rights of
Women’s Rights in
the United States
In July, Hadassah’s National Board and delegates passed a
policy statement calling for new measures to increase the minimum wage, reduce
the gender wage gap; protect pregnant workers rights; and create opportunities
for earned paid parental, family and sick leave. Hadassah is also a long time advocate for reproductive
rights and protections for victims of physical and sexual abuse.All of Hadassah’s policy statements are
available online at www.hadassah.org/policystatements.
This week, the Family and Medical
Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY) Act will be introduced in Congress.This legislation would institute a
federal system for employees to earn paid family and medical leave.Women
need support and
flexibility so that they do not have to choose between financial stability and
their own health and safety, or that of their families.
Congress to co-sponsor and support the FAMILY Act and other women’s rights
legislation through the Hadassah
National Action Center.
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