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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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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Seventh periodic report of States parties due in 2014 : Turkey

9 December 2014 | 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, Sixth periodic report of States parties due in 2014 : Czech Republic

3 December 2014 | 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, Eighth and ninth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 : Haiti

3 December 2014 | 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, Eighth and ninth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 : Mongolia

3 December 2014 | 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, Seventh and eighth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 : United Republic of Tanzania

3 December 2014 | 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 Fourth and fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2012 : Vanuatu

3 December 2014 | 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, Fourth periodic report of States parties due in 2014 : Albania

3 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

List of issues and questions in relation to the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions in relation to the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Croatia

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

List of issues and questions in relation to the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of the Gambia

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Country Reports

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