Women and girls spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water.

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There are women who should be in the place where you are, and they’re going to need help to get there.

Leymah Gbowee

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The US is one of six nations that has not ratified CEDAW.

 Overheard on UN Tour

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There is fairly widespread governmental opposition to mandates for food sovereignty.

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It is indefinsible

Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador at large for Global Women’s Issues, on the fact that the US has not ratified CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women).