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.


CEDAW Elections 2024

The CEDAW Committee elections will be 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 NGO engagement during CEDAW sessions is only possible in person at the United Nations in Geneva.







Next CEDAW Sessions

88th CEDAW Session

Brazil, Estonia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Montenegro, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore (May 2024)

90th CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

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

89th CEDAW Session

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

91st CEDAW Pre-Sessional Working Group

Algeria, Austria, Grenada, Lithuania, Qatar, Togo, Zambia (October 2024)

IWRAW AP Twitter Feed

1 day to go to our eleventh teach-in session, “Anticolonial Feminist Imaginaries: Past Struggles and Imagined Futures” taught by Dr. Sara Salem!

🗓️Wednesday, 27 March
⏰12H00 GMT

Register here:

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