Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

  • cedaw
    cedaw participation.svg
      party through signature and ratification
      party through accession or succession
      unrecognized state, abiding by treaty
      only signed
      non-signatory
    signed18 december 1979
    locationnew york city
    effective3 september 1981
    condition20 ratifications
    signatories99
    parties189 (complete list)
    depositarysecretary-general of the united nations
    languagesarabic, chinese, english, french, russian and spanish
    convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women at wikisource

    the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (cedaw) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the united nations general assembly. described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 september 1981 and has been ratified by 189 states.[1] over fifty countries that have ratified the convention have done so subject to certain declarations, reservations, and objections, including 38 countries who rejected the enforcement article 29, which addresses means of settlement for disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the convention.[2] australia's declaration noted the limitations on central government power resulting from its federal constitutional system. the united states and palau have signed, but not ratified the treaty. the holy see, iran, somalia, sudan, and tonga are not signatories to cedaw.

    the cedaw chairperson position is currently held by hilary gbedemah.[3]

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  • members and ratification
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  • committee on the elimination of discrimination against women
  • optional protocol
  • controversy
  • see also
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CEDAW
CEDAW Participation.svg
  Party through Signature and ratification
  Party through accession or succession
  Unrecognized state, abiding by treaty
  Only signed
  Non-signatory
Signed18 December 1979
LocationNew York City
Effective3 September 1981
Condition20 ratifications
Signatories99
Parties189 (Complete List)
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at Wikisource

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 September 1981 and has been ratified by 189 states.[1] Over fifty countries that have ratified the Convention have done so subject to certain declarations, reservations, and objections, including 38 countries who rejected the enforcement article 29, which addresses means of settlement for disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention.[2] Australia's declaration noted the limitations on central government power resulting from its federal constitutional system. The United States and Palau have signed, but not ratified the treaty. The Holy See, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, and Tonga are not signatories to CEDAW.

The CEDAW Chairperson position is currently held by Hilary Gbedemah.[3]