Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 13:47 GMT

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
Selected filters: Finland
Filter:
Showing 1-6 of 6 results
List of issues and questions in relation to the 7th periodic report of Finland

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

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention [on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] : 7th periodic reports of States parties : Finland

18 February 2013 | 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 5th and 6th periodic reports : Finland

4 March 2008 | 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 : 6th periodic report of States parties : Finland

8 November 2007 | 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: State Party Report, Finland

26 February 2004 | 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: State Party Report, Finland

11 February 2000 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Search Refworld