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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Adopted by the United Nations in 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the most comprehensive international agreement on the basic rights of women.

The Convention is often referred to as the “Bill of Rights” for women as it provides an international standard for the treatment of women. Among the nations that have ratified CEDAW, women’s rights advocates  are using the treaty as a tool to effect significant change in their lives.

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Uploaded on: May 06, 2014
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017
Year Published: 1979


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights Tool Type: Laws, Policies & Legal Analysis Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Regions: > Global