CEDAW: The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

The Treaty for the Rights of Women (formally known as CEDAW, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination) is often described as an international “Bill of Rights” for women. It is the first and only international instrument that comprehensively addresses women’s rights within political, cultural, economic, social, and family life.

As of July 2002, 170 countries have ratified the Treaty. The United States is among a small minority of countries – including Afghanistan, Iran, and Sudan – and is the only industrialized democracy that has not ratified the Treaty for the Rights of Women.

for complete report and more information visit:
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) at wand.org
http://ias.org/swo/human-rights-watch-and-humanitarian-work/

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