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.

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Global to Local

Join Our Training at #CEDAW70

“From Global to Local” training and mentoring programme will once again happen in Geneva during the 70th CEDAW session. Find out how you can be part of this programme which aims to help women’s groups and NGOs who wish to participate in the CEDAW reporting process.

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CEDAW Sessions

Next CEDAW Session

71st CEDAW Session (October 2018): Bahamas, Congo, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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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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Twitter Feed

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The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights visited #Kenya this month. Their findings are summarised in this statement:
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New resource: NGO Reporting Guidelines on #CEDAW & Rights of Women who Use Drugs. With foreword by Judy Chang of @INPUD: IWRAW_AP photo
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Women's engagement with drugs and the drug trade is often overlooked or poorly understood. This 5-day course in Budapest in November 2018 aims to promote sensitivity and awareness of the gendered impacts of drug policy, with an intersectional perspective:
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Our friends at @apnsw are seeking a consultant to prepare an NGO Alternative Report to #CEDAW on the rights of Laotian sex workers. Deadline for application is 20 July! Details here:
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Development in an occupied state: women's rights activists from Palestine, supported by IWRAW AP, connect #CEDAW with the Sustainable Development Goals in this groundbreaking new report, Leaving No One Behind IWRAW_AP photo
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