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The CEDAW Convention

Text of the CEDAW Convention

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website on CEDAW

The CEDAW Committee – role and members of the Committee

General Comments/Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee

Concluding Comments/Observations of the CEDAW Committee -- up to 39th Session

List of State parties to the CEDAW Convention       

Reservations and/or Declarations entered into by State parties

Reporting schedule of State parties and Reports presented to the CEDAW Committee by States Parties

Guidelines for States Parties reports (English)

Statement by the CEDAW Committee on its relationship with NHRIs (English)

CEDAW Committee Guidelines for NGOs


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – information about OHCHR

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) – information about the DAW


CEDAW Online Resources

DAW: 25 Years of the Work of the CEDAW Committee

CEDAW Interactive Benchbook

CEDAW: Restoring Rights to Women, 2005   (Size 5.8mb)
By Partners for Law in Development and UNIFEM

CEPAL: Country Profiles and indicators on CEDAW implementation for Latin America and the Caribbean

UNIFEM Booklet: "Bringing Equality Home"   (Size 0.43mb)

Ana Elena Obando, WHRnet: “The CEDAW Committee – A space for our rights”

International Women’s Rights Project: Updated and Annotated CEDAW Bibliography

Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW: A Report to UNIFEM, 2005. By Diane Elson. Summary   (Size 0.43mb) | Report  (link: ) (Size 0.67mb)

Stories of CEDAW

UNIFEM Booklet : CEDAW MADE EASY : Question & Answer Booklet   (Size 0.64mb)


OP-CEDAW Online Resources

OHCHR – Optional Protocol to CEDAW

Our Rights Are Not Optional! Advocating for the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) through its Optional Protocol. A Resource Guide.

How to Complain to the UN Treaty System

Donna Sullivan, WHRnet - The OP-CEDAW and Its Applicability on the Ground

Amnesty International - Claiming Women’s Rights: The Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention


Selected NGO websites on CEDAW

International Women’s Rights Action Watch - University of Minnesota, USA

Amnesty International USA: Campaign for the Ratification of CEDAW in the USA

Human Rights Watch – on CEDAW


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