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GEM: A Starter Kit for Feminist Analysis into Macroeconomics

December 2022

The Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) Starter Kit aims to demystify and challenge macroeconomic policies. Through this kit, we hope to encourage more women’s rights organisations to look into macroeconomics policies and their effects, and incorporate this analysis into the work they are undertaking. Moreover, we hope to encourage activists and researchers working on economics […]

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CEDAW-SDGs Tools User Manual

March 2022

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which resolves to take action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership through a commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite their lofty intentions, Agenda 2030 and the SDGs have been criticised for failing to center existing international commitments, […]

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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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How to Use Treaty Bodies’ Concluding Observations to Advance Women’s Land and Property Rights

June 2020

This toolkit from the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University and the Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) provides advocacy information and advice, together with a case study on women’s land and inheritance rights in Kenya, to illustrate how Concluding Observations can be used as leveraging tools at […]

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CEDAW Elections: An Introductory Guide

March 2020

A six-page PDF on the CEDAW election process, including timeline for the 2020 elections, information on regional representation among candidates, and how NGOs can get involved to ensure that CEDAW Committee members have a strong track record of advocating for women’s human rights.

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Parallel Reporting to Advance Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

March 2020

From ESCR-Net’s Project Altavoz, this guide provides an overview of parallel reporting and how the process works, including engagement with treaty bodies, follow-up to concluding observations, and preparation of parallel reports. 30 pages, PDF.

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Unzipping CEDAW: A Guide to the Rights of Key Affected Women and Girls


Unzip the Lips’ 12-page guide in PDF format outlines why and how to engage with CEDAW to further the sexual and reproductive health and rights of key affected women and girls, including use of CEDAW to advance the rights of trans people, sex workers, and other marginalised groups.

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Using CEDAW to Secure Women’s Land and Property Rights: A Practical Guide


This 32-page PDF from the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provides an overview of CEDAW and key actors, and explains how NGOs can use and engage with CEDAW review processes, including preparation of parallel reports.

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Cómo Exigir los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de las Mujeres

May 2014

Una guía de recursos para promover los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales de las mujeres empleando el Protocolo Facultativo y la Convención sobre la Eliminación de Todas las Formas de Discriminación contra la Mujer y su Protocolo Facultativo, y el Pacto Internacional de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales y su Protocolo Facultativo. PDF de […]

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Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: A Handbook on the CEDAW


In its 238 pages, this handbook by Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa and Helen Tugendhat outlines the situation of indigenous women in Asia, explains basic human rights principles and how to use CEDAW, and compiles General Recommendations and Concluding Observations relevant to the rights of indigenous women. Published by Asian Indigenous Women’s Network, Forest Peoples Programme and Tebtebba.

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