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Drug Policy and the Fundamental Human Rights of Women who Use Drugs

June 2020

Routine mistreatment and neglect of women who use drugs violates virtually every major human rights treaty; this report makes particular reference to CEDAW. 41 pages, PDF, by University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, IWRAW Asia Pacific, E.V.A., and Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

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Women’s Rights Obligations of States in the Context of Climate Change

March 2020

From the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), this eight-page PDF summarises the CEDAW Committee’s statements and Concluding Observations relating to climate change up to 2020.

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Comparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa


Article 16 of CEDAW specifically provides for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in all matters relating to marriage and family relations. Many Muslim-majority countries and countries with significant Muslim minorities are party to CEDAW but continue to hold reservations with regard to family law matters, including Article 16. This 135-page report, in […]

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Leaving No One Behind: The Imperative of Inclusive Development in Palestine

July 2018

Report by the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), the Non-Governmental Women Coalition for the Implementation of CEDAW in the Occupied State of Palestine, with support from IWRAW Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP). This 29-page PDF links CEDAW with the Sustainable Development Goals in the Palestinian context.

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