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 Elections in June 2018

The term of 12 CEDAW Committee members will be expiring in December 2018. It is time to think about nominating and re-electing members. Take action before the deadline of 7th of March 20

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

69th CEDAW Session (February – March 2018): Chile, Fiji, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia and Suriname (Visit OHCHR’s website for the latest documents.)

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70th CEDAW Session (July 2018): Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine and Turkmenistan (Visit OHCHR’s website for the latest documents.)

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RT @ihrb: Joining up #IWD2018 & #IDERD2018, IHRB speaks with Sanyu Awori about drivers of racial discrimination against women in the workpl…
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Today is the #InternationalDayAgainstRacism & UN Special Rapporteurs and Experts have made a statement condemning cases of racism happening worldwide. We stand with them in urging states to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
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@amnesty's Body Politics series takes a stand against "unjust criminalization of people’s bodies, sexualities, reproduction and gender expression." View their primer & toolkit, designed to help activists raise awareness on these issues:
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Newly adopted #CEDAW General Recommendation 37 on #disasterriskreduction will hold states accountable to integrate a gender-based approach within responses to laws, policies and programmes related to #climatechange.
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