Mothers Legacy Project

The Mothers Legacy Project sponsors the Global Education Opportunity Program (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations. The GEO program has hosted students, graduates, and mid-level professionals since 2004. Here they gain an understanding and experience in human rights issues at an international level.

Policy Initiatives

We are working to have Portland, Oregon become a  CEDAW ( Committees on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) affiliated city.

Cities for CEDAW, is a campaign to gain the support of a least 100 mayors in 2015 and to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level by 2020.

CEDAW is an international bill of rights that focuses on women’s rights as human rights and addresses the advancement of women.  The treaty was adopted in 1079 by the United Nations General Assembly, and it defines discrimination against women as “…any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective or their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Mothers Legacy Project
We are addressing and working towards the goals set by the United Nations in the most pressing issues facing human rights and well being. We do this work at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva, Switzerland participating with the Commission on the Status of Women and working hand in hand with other nongovernmental agencies and nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping families worldwide.
Mothers Legacy Project

Partnering Organizations