The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the most comprehensive international treaty on women's human rights. This CEDAW portal maintained by IWRAW Asia Pacific provides information on upcoming CEDAW reviews, opportunities for strengthening capacity on CEDAW, as well as stories of change on CEDAW in action.


CEDAW Election Results 2022

The CEDAW Committee elections were held in New York on 23 June 2022. Our table shows the new and returning Committee members, along with the geographical regions represented.





COVID-19 Disruption

State Reviews

State Reviews have resumed with the CEDAW Committee meeting in person at the United Nations in Geneva. NGO engagement currently is possible both in person and online.







Next CEDAW Sessions

87th CEDAW Session

Central African Republic, Djibouti, Greece, Italy, Niger, Oman, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (January-February 2024)

89th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Belize, Chad, Congo, Cyprus, Nepal, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Viet Nam (February 2024)

88th CEDAW Session

Brazil, El Salvador, Estonia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore (May 2024)

90th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Botswana, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Malta (June 2024)

89th CEDAW Session

Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Japan, Lao PDR, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (September-October 2024)

91st CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Algeria, Austria, Grenada, Qatar, Togo, Zambia (October 2024)

CEDAW Twitter Feed

The schedule of dialogues is out! Our #CEDAW87 webpage shares information on important dates during the upcoming #CEDAW session, and how NGOs can get involved to hold their countries accountable for women's rights and gender equality:

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