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Title: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Alternative Title(s): CEDAW
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/e1cedaw.htm
Conclusion Date: 1979-12-18
Entry Into Force Date: 1981-09-03
Description: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most important women's human rights conventions. It was adopted and opened for signature by General Assembly resolution 34/180 of December 18, 1979. This convention "defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination" (UN WomenWatch web site).
The web site provides the text of the convention as well as ratification information and any declarations and reservations by States parties to the treaty.
Legal Citation: GA res. 34/180, 34 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 46) at 193, UN Doc. A/34/46; 1249 UNTS 13; 19 ILM 33 (1980)
Amended By: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > United Nations Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Disabled Persons
Home > International Human Rights > Women's Human Rights
Keywords: rights of women
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: UN General Assembly
http://www.un.org/ga/contactus.asp
Site Administrator: Division for the Advancement of Women
daw@un.org


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