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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 with regard to the consideration of periodic reports : Pakistan

21 August 2012 | 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 : 4th periodic reports of States parties : Pakistan

24 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

N.S.F. v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

12 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Case Law

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

11 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Responses to the list of issues and questions for consideration of the combined initial, second and third periodic report of Pakistan

1 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: Sessional Reports

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

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

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