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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

Call for NGOs: Right to life – new general comment (UN HRCtee)

The UN Human Rights Committee is working now on a new draft of its General Comment on the right to life. General Comments provide the official interpretation of the ICCPR provisions, and they are used by all actors involved, including the Committee itself, civil society and State parties. The idea of this specific general comment […]

Adoption of General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence against Women, Updating General Recommendation No. 19

On behalf of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, We are pleased to share with you the advanced, unedited text of the GR. We hope you can help us disseminate it and make of it an effective tool for enhanced protection of women and girls from all forms of […]

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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