COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Status of ratification on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 

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Recent Developments and Events

70th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 2-20 July 2018

Pre-sessional Working Group for the 72nd session, Room XVI, A Building, 23-27 July 2018

Framework of cooperation between the CEDAW Committee and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict - Press release

20th Meeting of States parties - Elections 2018, 7 June 2018 

Joint statement by a group of Chairs, Vice-Chairs and members of the United Nations human rights Treaty Bodies and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

General recommendation No. 37 (2018) on Gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change 

International Women’s Day 2018: “Statement of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change adopted on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018 

CEDAW publishes its report of the inquiry concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Government’s observations thereon 

Launch of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating General Recommendation No. 19 

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women: Why is it important? Messages from around the world (Video long version (5mins))

Joint call by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights to eradicate gender based violence against women with focus on Sexual harassment and rape and to update their national action plans in line with the CEDAW new GR No. 35 on gender based violence against women
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