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Lyric Thompson

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Lyric Thompson is a writer and women’s rights advocate based in Washington, D.C. She works with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), where she provides technical and substantive guidance to the President and conducts advocacy on a range of topics relating to gender and development. Lyric is also an advisor to Amnesty International USA’s women’s human rights program, where she serves as a primary expert and strategist in AIUSA’s efforts to promote and protect women’s human rights. In 2011, Diplomatic Courier Magazine named her among the Top 99 Under 33 Young Professionals Impacting Foreign Policy.


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Can We Pass CEDAW?

We find that ratification of CEDAW leads to real, concrete changes in the lives of women and girls. Yet, inconceivably, the United States is one of only seven countries that has yet to ratify CEDAW, keeping company with the likes of Iran and Somalia. But the moment is upon us. 

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