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CEDAW is an acronym for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It is the first international treaty that addresses discrimination against women comprehensively in all areas. Consequently, it is also referred to as the international bill of rights for women. The Convention smart essay writers has been ratified by all South Asian countries. PLD seeks to facilitate the advancement of the implementation of CEDAW in South Asia by making resources dedicated to the region available more widely through this website. The site facilitates the regional sharing of information, knowledge resources, country updates, announcements of capacity building and learning opportunities, and updates on developments relating to CEDAW within the UN aimed at strengthening the implementation of CEDAW. It provides a brief but comprehensive overview of all dimensions of CEDAW, along with links to additional information and details on CEDAW.

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CEDAW News/Announcement

APWLD announces the Call For Applications for ‘SOUTH-SOUTH PLACEMENT: Young Women’s Leadership Programme’.


APWLD announces the Call For Applications for  ’SOUTH-SOUTH PLACEMENT: Young Women’s Leadership Programme’. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is inviting young women from its member organisations to apply for the South-South Placement: Young Women’s Leadership Programme.  This is an exciting opportunity for young feminist leaders from the Asia Pacific region to work at APWLD Secretariat [...]



APWLD invites Call For Applications For ‘‘Women Leading, Women Organising Training’


APWLD  will convene its 4th ”Women Leading, Women Organizing’ Training” in Manila, the Philippines from 25th-29th July, 2017 in association with the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights     ​Training Objectives: Enhance the leadership, voice, influence and capacity of women in migrants organisations and trade unions so that the participants are able to promote feminist [...]



CEDAW in Action: A Blog to Facilitate Collective Thinking and Exchange

Sri Lanka’s Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group Releases Report on Muslim Women’s Struggle for Justice and Equality in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka’s Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group releases report on Muslim women’s struggle for justice and equality in Sri Lanka In November, 2016, Sri Lankan women’s rights activists Hyshyama Hamin and Hasanah Cegu Isadeen completed ‘Unequal Citizens: Muslim women’s struggle for justice and equality in Sri Lanka’ – a one-year study that sought answers [...]



Call for submission on femicide watch


On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović called on all States to establish a “femicide watch”, or a “gender-related killing of women” watch. In her most recent report to the General Assembly (A/71/398), the [...]



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