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