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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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Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Zambia

19 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Information provided in follow up to the concluding observations of the Committee: Response by Myanmar to the recommendations contained in the concluding observations of the Committee following the examination of the combined second and third periodic report of Myanmar on 3 November 2008. - Myanmar

13 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Comments on Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Nepal

11 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Singapore

10 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Costa Rica

2 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Republic of Italy

2 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Djibouti

2 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Republic of Korea

1 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - Ethiopia

27 July 2011 | 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 initial reports - Montenegro

14 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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