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.


Discussion on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

A half-day general discussion will be held by the CEDAW Committee on 22 February 2019. NGOs and other stakeholders are invited to take part.

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.

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Preparing for the 72nd CEDAW Session

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

Next CEDAW Sessions

72nd CEDAW Session

February-March 2019: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

73rd CEDAW Session

July 2019: Austria, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, Qatar

74th CEDAW Session

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

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