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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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General recommendation No. 32 on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women

5 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations

1 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation on article 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Economic consequences of marriage, family relations and their dissolution)

30 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Recommendation No. 28 on the Core Obligations of States Parties under Article 2 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

16 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights

16 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation No. 26 on women migrant workers

5 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation No. 25, on article 4, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, on temporary special measures

2004 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 24: Article 12 of the Convention (Women and Health)

1999 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 23: Political and Public Life

1997 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 22: Amending Article 20 of the Convention

1995 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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