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Here are just a few quotes from the U.N. Treaty:

Convinced that the establishment of the new international economic order based on equity and justice will contribute significantly towards the promotion of equality between men and women...

Aware that a change in the traditional role of men as well as the role of women in society and in the family is needed to achieve full equality between men and women...

To repeal all national penal provisions which constitute discrimination against women...

To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women...

The elimination of any stereotyped concept of the roles of men and women at all levels and in all forms of education by encouraging coeducation and other types of education which will help to achieve this aim and, in particular, by the revision of textbooks and school programmes and the adaptation of teaching methods...

The right to social security, particularly in cases of retirement, unemployment, sickness, invalidity and old age and other incapacity to work, as well as the right to paid leave...

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the field of health care in order to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, access to health care services, including those related to family planning...

To have access to adequate health care facilities, including information, counselling and services in family planning...

13 posted on 07/27/2004 3:35:20 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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Cross reference: How treaties trump the Constitution
14 posted on 07/27/2004 3:38:04 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: .30Carbine
"To repeal all national penal provisions which constitute discrimination against women... "

The 'Penal Envy' clause. ;>

20 posted on 07/27/2004 8:04:54 AM PDT by Eastbound
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