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 AP provides information on upcoming CEDAW reviews, opportunities for strengthening capacity on CEDAW, as well as stories of change on CEDAW in action.

CEDAW News

CEDAW Elections in June 2018

The term of 12 CEDAW Committee members will be expiring in December 2018. It is time to think about nominating and re-electing members. Take action before the deadline of 7th of March 20

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Global to Local

Join Our Training at #CEDAW70

“From Global to Local” training and mentoring programme will once again happen in Geneva during the 70th CEDAW session. Find out how you can be part of this programme which aims to help women’s groups and NGOs who wish to participate in the CEDAW reporting process.

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

70th CEDAW Session (July 2018): Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine and Turkmenistan

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71st CEDAW Session (October 2018): Bahamas, Congo, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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72nd CEDAW Session (February 2019): Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Os invito también a leer, en español, el cuestionario de @UNTBNet e @IWRAW_AP, dirigido a todos los candidatos a órganos de tratados 👉 https://t.co/RIdKbyhS93

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I also invite you to read the @UNTBNet & @IWRAW_AP questionnaire, addressed to all treaty bodies candidates 👉 https://t.co/ezWf5rAMfk

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2 days ago
We made a joint submission with @amnesty to the 30th Meeting of Chairpersons of #HumanRights Treaty Bodies which will take place in New York next week. https://t.co/sgStO3GphL https://t.co/1wjgWnX4Bf IWRAW_AP photo
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Read our statement focusing on follow-up, membership and webcast at the next week's 30th Meeting of Chairpersons of #HumanRights Treaty Bodies. https://t.co/HLrCQ2DqYN https://t.co/Rx5fX9hURu IWRAW_AP photo
4 days ago
The UN & EU have invested €500 million toward ending gender-based violence in the world. How do YOU think their #SpotlightEndViolence Initiative can end GBV? Have your say here: https://t.co/7UHfqSPldX
5 days ago
@musawah We like that word play 🙌🏾
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