Globally Working Toward Equality for Women. CEDAW The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women . adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.
adopted in 1979 by the
United Nations General Assembly,
is often described as an
international bill of rights for women.
CEDAW is a landmark international agreement that affirms principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women around the world.
CEDAW is a practical blueprint for each country to achieve progress for women and girls.
CEDAW can make a difference for women and girls, specifically to:
The CEDAW agreement was adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly and entered into force in 1981.
Almost all countries have ratified CEDAW - 187 out of 193 countries. (As of Sept 2011)
opportunities and status
not available to most of the world’s women
but more is needed
Domestic violence: the landmark Violence Against Women Act, has done much to prevent domestic violence and meet the needs of victims, yet two million women a year report injuries from current or former partners in the United States.
would provide a catalyst for the U.S.
to examine areas of persistent
discrimination against women
and develop strategies for solutions.
along with other women world leaders signed
a petition urging the US to ratify
For the first time in eight years,
the Senate began conducting hearings
about U.S. ratification of CEDAW