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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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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Fourth Periodic Report of States Parties, Israel

2 June 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Status of Submission of Reports by States Parties under Article 18 of the Convention

26 May 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Combined Third, Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports of States Parties, Ghana

18 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Combined Initial, Second and Third Periodic Reports of States Parties, Bosnia and Herzegovina

18 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Combined Fifth and Sixth Periodic Reports of States Parties, Colombia

11 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Second Periodic Report of States Parties, Kazakhstan

17 March 2005 | 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 initial, second and third periodic reports - Eritrea

17 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Combined Second and Third Periodic Reports of States Parties, Azerbaijan

8 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Second Periodic Report of States Parties, Lebanon

11 February 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Fourth Periodic Report of States parties, the Netherlands

10 February 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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