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 Election Results (2018)

We congratulate the newly elected as well as re-elected members of the CEDAW committee and look forward to working with them.

Next CEDAW Session

71st CEDAW Session

October 2018: Bahamas, Congo, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Preparing for the 71st CEDAW Session

Essential details for women’s groups and NGOs wishing to attend the 71st CEDAW session in Geneva, including information on our From Global to Local training and mentoring programme, which aims to assist their participation in the CEDAW reporting process.

Seeking Intern and Interpreters for the 71st CEDAW Session

Join us in Geneva to meet activists from around the world and experience a treaty body review.

Future Sessions

Pre-Session Reminder: 73rd CEDAW Session

Information for NGOs from Austria, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique and Qatar on the 73rd CEDAW pre-session, to be held in November 2018.

Simplified Reporting Procedure at 73rd CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Dominican Republic, Mongolia and Panama have requested the use of the Simplified Reporting Procedure in order to submit their State Reports to CEDAW. This presents an opportunity for NGOs from those countries to submit information for the pre-session taking place in November 2018.

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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