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 Committee Elections 2020

The terms of 12 CEDAW Committee members will expire in December 2020. This page explains the election process and how NGOs can get involved.

CEDAW Session under Threat due to UN Budget Shortfall

Good news: the 74th CEDAW session went 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 76th CEDAW Session

Advance planning for your shadow report writing and travel!






Next CEDAW Sessions

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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