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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/index.htm
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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Seventh to ninth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 : Rwanda

5 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Draft concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women : Rwanda

12 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined 4th to 6th periodic reports: Rwanda

2 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : combined 4th, 5th and 6th periodic reports of States parties : Rwanda

19 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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