Optional protocols sometimes accompany treaties and are individual agreements of international law. The optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an agreement incidental to the convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review individual complaints.  See for example. B a letter sent on January 3, 2013 by more than 100 non-governmental and women`s rights organizations to members of the United States Senate, calling for ratification of CEDAW during the 113th Congress and noting that “CEDAW is already making a difference around the world” in the case of cedaw2013.org/index.php/component/content/article/68; and “Op-Ed: Senate Needs to Ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women,” by Senators Joseph Biden and Barbara Boxer, San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2002. The Bush administration also asserted that the vagueness of the CEDAW text opened the door to broad interpretation by international and national authorities, and that the 1994 RUDs proposed by the Clinton administration were not based on these questions of interpretation. He also stressed the importance of ensuring that the convention is not in contradiction with U.S. constitutional and legal laws in areas that are generally state-controlled.26 In the face of these concerns, the government has asked the SFRC not to vote on the convention until a full legal review has been completed. On February 7, 2007, the administration sent a letter to the Senate indicating that it did not support the Senate, which was then taking action against the convention.27 – المؤسسة . واما أن المصمم يعيش هناك!! يقومون ببث #أكاذيب #وإحصائيات موجهة لاشعار الناس أن المرأة في فلسطين تعيش في مجتمع عنف وجريمة، وهذا مخالف للواقع فوق أنه تشويه لصورة أهل البلد المرابطين في صف متقدم من أمة الاسلام. وللتدليل على ذلك، يعتبر الطلب من المرأة رعاية بيتها هو تمييز ويعتبر الحجاب تمييز ويعتبر رفض عمل المرأة في بيئة لا يقرها الشرع تمييز، ويعتبر رفض الرجل لبس الواقي الذكري تمييز… #تسقط_سيداو #يسقط_قانون_حماية_الأسرة_المنبثق_عن_سيداو #رفع_سن_الزواج_لن_يمر فلذلك يجب على أهل فلسطين اتخاذ موقف صلب جدا ضد طلبات سيداو والجمعيات العميلة مهما كان الثمن.
Sylvia Nelson, a partner at CRS Research, contributed to this report. President Jimmy Carter signed the convention and submitted it to the Senate in 1980. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings on CEDAW in 1988, 1990, 1994 and 2002. It stated that CEDAW was positive under certain conditions in 1994 and 2002. However, to date, the Convention has not been considered by the Senate as a whole.