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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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List of issues and questions in the absence of intial and periodic reports : Solomon Islands

21 August 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports, Togo : Addendum

28 July 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined 7th and 8th periodic report (CEDAW/C/GUY/7-8) : Guyana

29 May 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

M.P.W. v. Canada

13 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Case Law

Communication no. 25/2010 : Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women : decision adopted by the Committee at its 51st session, 13 February-2 March 2012

13 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Comoros

30 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Equatorial Guinea

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Turkmenistan

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Togo

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Chile

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

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