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

Joint Statement of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the situation of Rohingya women and children in Myanmar


The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child join the international community in deploring the ongoing violence and deteriorating human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar, which has led to massive displacements of people, mostly women and children, and forced hundreds of thousands to […]



Draft General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate due on, 31 January 2017


Call for comments : The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is currently elaborating a General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate. The Committee decided to invite all interested parties to submit comments in writing on the “Draft General Recommendation on DRRCC” (to be indicated in the subject title) to the […]



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 […]



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