Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

What is CEDAW?

The Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women was established in 1979. CEDAW places obligations on State parties (countries that have agreed to the Convention), to eliminate discrimination against women. As a signatory to CEDAW, the UK Government must fully implement the Convention, to ensure the practical realisation of equality between women and men in this country.

The Convention binds the Government and its agencies to take action to achieve substantive equality for women. CEDAW requires that all areas of government (at all levels and including local public bodies) comply with its recommendations. It has just reported to the CEDAW committee in Geneva on 16th and 17th of July 2013.


CEDAW Women need more than box ticking


Our CEDAW journey so far……Bringing CEDAW to life presentation 4.11.14