United Nations - CEDAW
Posted on: Sunday 2nd October 2011The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and came into force in 1981.
It is commonly referred to as the international bill of rights for women. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and girls and sets out a comprehensive framework for tackling gender inequality.
This year the UK government must report on its compliance with CEDAW. W@W are taking part in the consultationprocess for the Scottish Shadow Report.
You can download our guide to CEDAW or visit the OHCHR