World AIDS Day and Women's Rights: Join the 10,000

Commemorate World AIDS Day TODAY by joining a nation-wide movement to protect women's rights and promote women's health.

Today, World AIDS Day, marks the first day of the 10,000 in 10 Campaign, a joint effort of Physicians for Human Rights, the American Medical Student Association, Advocates for Youth, Americans for Informed Democracy and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Between World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) and International Human Rights Day (Dec.10), join the campaign to mobilize 10,000 Americans to support US ratification of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2010.

Be one of 10,000 strong. Sign the petition here and forward to 6 friends.

Human rights violations such as widespread gender-based violence, systematic stigma and discrimination, and economic, social, health and educational inequalities put women at a disproportionately high risk of HIV/AIDS. Protecting women's rights is essential to halting the feminization of AIDS.

CEDAW is the top international treaty that sets the standards for critical women's rights issues, including equality in civil, political, and economic life, protection from sexual violence, and reproductivefreedom-all key to the fight against AIDS.

After 30 years of failed attempts at US ratification, CEDAW finally has the strong support within the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Administration needed to make ratification in 2010 possible.

Let's make the most of this new opportunity: Visit and sign on.

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Celebrate World AIDS Day (Dec 1) and Human Rights Day (Dec 10)—join 10,000 Americans calling on senators to stop AIDS by protecting women’s rights at

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Let your Senator know now is the time to ratify CEDAW and show that the US is serious about global health and women's rights worldwide! thanks for your support!

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