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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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Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined initial, second and third periodic report - Djibouti

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

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined second, third and fourth periodic reports - South Africa

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

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined sixth and seventh periodic report - Bangladesh

10 January 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional 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, 6th and 7th periodic reports of States parties : Bulgaria

7 January 2011 | 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 6th and 7th periodic report of States parties : Jamaica

7 January 2011 | 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 sixth and seventh periodic reports of States parties : Indonesia

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

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the combined fifth, sixth and seventh periodic reports - Sri Lanka

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

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Forty-sixth session (12-30 July 2010), Forty-seventh session (4-22 October 2010), Forty-eighth session (17 January-4 February 2011)

2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the seventh periodic report - Kenya

23 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Responses to the list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of the fourth and fifth periodic reports - Israel

21 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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