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 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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Women’s rights advocates often appear to enjoy seizing a clear case of direct discrimination against women – one so obviously unfair that it is a pleasure to sink their teeth into it and fight for justice that has been so clearly denied. However, beyond these important cases, there is another looming challenge for the women’s [...]
While adjudicating upon a case of alleged rape, where the question of consent was the issue, the Supreme Court observed that sex with the consent of the girl on a promise to marry her will not constitute rape unless it was shown that such consent was obtained by the man under coercion or threat. In [...]
We are pleased to announce Sangat’s 18th South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace, 13th November – 13th December 2013, Savar, Bangladesh The workshop aims to facilitate holistic and intensive dialogues and sharing of experiences among participants to increase their understanding, awareness and sensitivity to a range of [...]
LEGAL OFFICER We are looking for a lawyer with a 4 to 5 year experience of trial court work, familiarity with criminal justice system and work with under-privileged survivors for establishing a legal support cell for survivors of sexual violence. The candidate will lead a team of lawyers and paralegals to document and monitor rape [...]