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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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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Mexico

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Chile

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Denmark

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Jamaica

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Ghana

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Uzbekistan

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Mauritius

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Czech Republic

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Concluding Comments, Philippines

25 August 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

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