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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 relation to the combined 3rd and 4th periodic reports of Kazakhstan

2 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

List of issues and questions in relation to the initial report of Qatar

2 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

List of issues and questions in relation to the 6th periodic report of Sierra Leone

2 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Reports by specialized agencies on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their activities : Report by the International Labour Office

25 June 2013 | 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 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

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

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports - Ethiopia

4 November 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports - Sri Lanka

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

List of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports - Bangladesh

6 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Forty-fourth session (20 July-7 August 2009) Forty-fifth session (18 January-5 February 2010)

2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

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