Convention Text

The CEDAW Convention contains 30 articles:

Summary of Articles

Article 1

Definition of discrimination

Article 2

Policy measures to be undertaken to eliminate discrimination

Article 3

Guarantees basic human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with men

Article 4

Temporary special measures to achieve equality

Article 5

Sex roles and stereotyping

Article 6

Trafficking and prostitution

Article 7

Political and public life

Article 8

Participation at the international level

Article 9



Equal rights in education

Article 11


Article 12

Healthcare and family planning

Article 13

Economic and social benefits

Article 14

Rural women

Article 15

Equality before the law

Article 16

Marriage and family law

Article 17-22

Details the establishment and function of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee)

Article 23-30

Details the administration of the CEDAW Convention

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