CEDAW


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. How does this compare to the rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?



LINKS

CEDAW committee

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women New York, 18 December 1979

Here are links to the convention:
English and French (website)