Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women

One of the core UN human rights treaties, often known as a ‘Bill of Rights for Women’. Sets out core human rights for women and an agenda for eliminating discrimination in law. Creates obligations in international law for States Parties; UK became State Party when ratified CEDAW in 1986. Progress is monitored on a four year rolling basis by an expert CEDAW Committee that sets out recommendations based on examination of State Party. Civil society can input evidence and perspective on State Party report into examination process.

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