International Women's Day03/08/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Marjorie Cohn, respected lawyer and professor, gave her opinions about the recent Citizens United and other rulings by the Supreme Court regarding corporate "personhood". She also discussed the reasons that the United States has not ratified the CEDWA (Conference on Ending Violence Against Women) Treaty. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the treaty and the United States (along with Iran and Afghanistan) is one of the few nations in the world that has not ratified the treaty. Cohn discussed the many ways that the United States position has negatively impacted women throughout the world.