18th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast

Making Women's Rights Real

Starts:  3/6/2015  7:30 AM
Ends: 3/6/2015 9:30 AM
Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 36 years ago. Called the International Bill of Rights for Women, CEDAW has been ratified by 186 nations across the world, not including the United States. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion about this international convention which outlines standards for equal rights for women. At Making Women's Rights Real, you will learn about new initiatives and recent developments locally and globally, including earned sick time, paid family leave, and a Bill of Rights for domestic workers.

Speakers include:


  • Sheila Dallas Katzman
    Chair, UN-CSW Cities for CEDAW/New York City
  • Lydia Edwards
    Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow
    Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Anjali Sakaria
    Legislative Director and Legal Counsel
    Office of Senate Chair, MA Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Registration is open.