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The United Nations Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: A Guide for Organisations of People with Disabilities

September 2020

This 22-page guide from the European Disability Forum, available both as a PDF and as a Word document, explains CEDAW and provides a step-by-step overview of the CEDAW review and complaints processes.

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Civil Society Statement at the 76th CEDAW Session on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

June 2020

This statement was delivered by IWRAW Asia Pacific programme officer Marisa Hutchinson and programme manager Shanti Uprety at the 76th CEDAW session on 29 June 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement was compiled from information shared by 28 NGOs from 22 countries around the world. Seven pages, PDF; also available as […]

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Claiming Economic Rights for Women with Disabilities in Nepal


Laxmi Nepal of Blind Women Association Nepal describes the work carried out by her organisation to empower women with disabilities, and blind and visually impaired women in particular, through legal literacy and advocacy to dismantle structural barriers. Duration: 7:17 Subtitles: English

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Recommended Guidelines for Writing CEDAW Shadow Reports with a Focus on the Rights of Women with Disabilities


Shadow report guidelines by Rangita de Silva de Alwis. Questions relating to the rights of women with disabilities are compiled under the relevant articles of CEDAW. Cover image from Disabled and Here. Click here for a version in Microsoft Word format, or click the button below for a version in PDF:

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