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 Session under Threat due to UN Budget Shortfall

Good news: the 74th CEDAW session will go ahead as originally scheduled! Our post explains the broader issue of the UN’s funding shortfall, along with action you can take, and will be updated as more news comes in.



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Preparing for the 74th CEDAW Session

NGOs which have already submitted a shadow report for the session may participate in Geneva – see this post for details.

Preparing for the 75th CEDAW Session

Important information for NGOs wishing to engage with their country’s review.

Preparing for the 76th CEDAW Session

Advance planning for your shadow report writing and travel!




Next CEDAW Sessions

74th CEDAW Session

October 2019: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Seychelles

75th CEDAW Session

February 2020: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Moldova, Pakistan, Zimbabwe

76th CEDAW Session

June-July 2020: Bahrain, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Panama

77th CEDAW Session

October-November 2020: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, Yemen


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