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.


Results of the 2024 CEDAW Elections

Congratulations to the 11 members newly elected to the CEDAW Committee!

Meet the Candidates for the 2024 CEDAW Elections!

Get to know the 20 candidates nominated for membership on the CEDAW Committee.

CEDAW Elections Guide for NGOs

The CEDAW Committee elections were held on 7 June 2024 in New York. Our page on the election provides more information about the process, including our CEDAW Elections Guide for NGOs.





COVID-19 Disruption

State Reviews

State Reviews have resumed with the CEDAW Committee meeting in person at the United Nations in Geneva. As of February 2024, the United Nations Office at Geneva has ceased servicing all hybrid or virtual meetings, meaning that all official NGO engagement during CEDAW sessions is only possible in person at the United Nations in Geneva.







Next CEDAW Sessions

89th CEDAW Session

Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Japan, Lao PDR, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia (October 2024)

91st CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Botswana, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Malta (October 2024)

90th CEDAW Session (to be confirmed)

Belarus, Belize, Chad, Congo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam (February 2025)

92nd CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Austria, Dominica, Grenada, Iraq, Lithuania, Qatar, Togo, Zambia (February 2025)

IWRAW AP Twitter Feed

Thank you @RESURJ for giving IWRAW AP an opportunity to participate in a fascinating discussion on the nuances of anti-carceral approaches within feminist movements. Here's to more conversations that push us to look beyond criminalisation. Listen to the recording below! ⬇️

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