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The CEDAW Convention

Text of the CEDAW Convention
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website on CEDAW
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/index.htm

The CEDAW Committee – role and members of the Committee
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/membership.htm

General Comments/Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/comments.htm

Concluding Comments/Observations of the CEDAW Committee
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/sessions.htm
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/sessions.htm -- up to 39th Session

List of State parties to the CEDAW Convention
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/ratification/8.htm       

Reservations and/or Declarations entered into by State parties
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/ratification/8_b.htm#reservations

Reporting schedule of State parties and Reports presented to the CEDAW Committee by States Parties
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/sessions.htm

Guidelines for States Parties reports
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/AnnexI.pdf (English)

Statement by the CEDAW Committee on its relationship with NHRIs
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/AnnexIIe.pdf (English)

CEDAW Committee Guidelines for NGOs
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/ngoparticipation.pdf

UNIFEM
http://www.unifem.undp.org/CEDAW/

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – information about OHCHR
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) – information about the DAW
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/daw/

 

CEDAW Online Resources

DAW: 25 Years of the Work of the CEDAW Committee
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cdrom_cedaw/EN/files/cedaw25years/start.html

CEDAW Interactive Benchbook
http://cedawbenchbook.org/

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
http://www.eclac.cl/mujer/proyectos/perfiles/

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

Ana Elena Obando, WHRnet: “The CEDAW Committee – A space for our rights”
http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/The-CEDAW-Committee-A-Space-for-Our-Rights

International Women’s Rights Project: Updated and Annotated CEDAW Bibliography http://www.iwrp.org/pdf/biblio.pdf

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
http://www.stories-of-cedaw.net/

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

 

OP-CEDAW Online Resources

OHCHR – Optional Protocol to CEDAW
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw-one.htm

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.
http://www.iwraw-ap.org/publications/opcedaw.htm

How to Complain to the UN Treaty System
http://www.bayefsky.com/unts/index.html

Donna Sullivan, WHRnet - The OP-CEDAW and Its Applicability on the Ground
http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/The-Optional-Protocol-to-CEDAW-its-applicability-on-the-ground/%28language%29/eng-GB

Amnesty International - Claiming Women’s Rights: The Optional Protocol to the Women’s Convention
http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engIOR510012001?Open&of=eng-200

 

Selected NGO websites on CEDAW

International Women’s Rights Action Watch - University of Minnesota, USA
http://www.igc.org/iwraw/

Amnesty International USA: Campaign for the Ratification of CEDAW in the USA
http://www.amnesty-usa.org/cedaw/

Human Rights Watch – on CEDAW
http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/cedaw