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Crouse to Testify on Capitol Hill Regarding United Nations Treaty

Contact: Natalie Bell, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

WASHINGTON, May 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Thursday afternoon, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, will hold a hearing on the U.N.'s Security Resolution 1325.  The hearing –– House Resolution 146, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) –– states that the United States has obligations regarding several controversial U.N. treaties.  Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, an NGO delegate to the United Nations representing Concerned Women for America (CWA), will give testimony at the hearing which will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, May 15th in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

Crouse said, "The problem is that the United States has not agreed to the obligations of the UN Security Resolution 1325. For instance, we have not ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) or the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  We have withdrawn from the International Criminal Court.  The United States is not obligated to meet any commitments under these agreements nor do we have any of the obligations that are mentioned in H.Res.146."

Crouse continued, "In the United States equal rights are protected under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The human rights provisions of the U.N. treaties are already available to citizens in the United States.  We emphatically support the human rights of women and girls.  The so-called 'Women's Rights' movement and 'gender-mainstreaming' efforts have policy implications far beyond human rights concerns. The issue in regard to the U.N. treaties is a matter of national sovereignty, a matter of quotas and a matter of the specific provisions of the various treaties that would challenge the laws and culture of the United States."

Finally, Crouse said, "The hearing is a way to affirm the U.N.'s so-called 'women's rights' agenda with its emphasis on quotas.  The hearing dips a toe into the waters to test whether CEDAW can now be ratified and paves the way for such an action if the November elections are favorable to the leftist agenda."

Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.