Rep. Maloney Slams Trump Admin for Weakening UN Resolution Against Conflict Sexual Violence

Apr 23, 2019
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), House sponsor of the resolution to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), released the following statement after the Trump Administration’s veto threat forced the removal of language supporting sexual violence victims’ right to healthcare from a UN Security Council resolution on reducing and addressing sexual violence in conflicts.

“I am deeply disappointed and ashamed about what happened at the United Nations today. The Trump Administration’s actions at the UN are unconscionable, and threaten the hard-fought progress made in favor of women and girl’s rights in armed conflict. I am ashamed that this veto threat was issued in the name of the American people. It is clear that the Trump Administration’s war on women knows no borders. They have once again prioritized political ideology over the lives of women and girls.”