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Berkeley Adopted Human Rights Law Protecting Women

The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that makes law the principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The new definition of discrimination against women in Berkeley is:

“any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of gender which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms in political, economic, social, cultural, civil and other fields, irrespective of their marital status and on an equal basis with men.”

To read the full ordinance, click here.