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How could a UN resolution to eliminate discrimination against women harm home school moms? Chairman Michael Farris talks about possible ramifications today on Home School Heartbeat.
Maybe you are wondering why HSLDA cares about a UN resolution. As a part of our work, we keep a watchful eye on legislation that might adversely affect our members. Because ratifying a UN treaty makes it the supreme law of the land, any treaty that might limit your freedom to educate your children causes a major blip on our radar screen.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW, is just such a treaty. The CEDAW oversight committee repeatedly attacks the stay at home mom. One of the reports criticized Slovenia because "less than 30 percent of children under 3 were in formal day care." If CEDAW could tell Slovenian women that too many of them were staying home to raise their children, why wouldn't they do the same thing right here in the U.S.?
Part III, Article 10 of CEDAW instructs participating nations to:
Eliminate any stereotyped concept of the roles of men and women at all levels and in all forms of education�. in particular, by the revision of textbooks and school programs.
Under this premise, the UN recently urged Andorra to review its Catholic schools sex education textbooks. Are abstinence and respect just "stereotypical concepts" to be eliminated?
Our right to make choices about our families could be seriously violated if this treaty becomes the law of the land. I'm Mike Farris.
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