30th Anniversary of CEDAW PDF Print E-mail

The WNC are delighted to welcome the 30th Anniversay of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 18 December 2009. 

CEDAW was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1979, and has so far been ratified by 186 countries.  It consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defining what constitutes discrimination against women and setting up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

The Convention is known as the international bill of rights for women, thereby providing a foundation for realising equal rights between men and women.  Please visit our CEDAW page for further information: http://www.thewnc.org.uk/work-of-the-wnc/international-articles/cedaw.html

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) PDF Print E-mail

CEDAW One Year On Report 

The UK Government was examined by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in July 2008.  As part of the process of examination and reporting, state parties are required to submit a One Year On report to the Committee.  The Government Equalities Office submitted this report before 31 July, which has now been published and can be read here.


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