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This report aims to develop ideas that may be useful in monitoring the compliance of government budgets with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It...
National Assembly members yesterday raised various concerns in adopting the domestic violence bill. Education minister Thakur S Powdyel, who is also the NCWC chairperson, while introducing the bill,...
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas passed a Resolu tion to amend the Constitution of The Bahamas through due process to remove all forms of discrimination against women.

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This booklet provides an overview of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and raises awareness of the rights to which women are...
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This report assesses Moldova's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Serbia's implementation of each of the provisions...
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Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, CEDAW sets an agenda for States Parties to take all measures and appropriate action including taking temporary special measures to reduce gender gaps and...
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This report analyzes Serbia's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Serbia's implementation of each of the provisions...
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This report analyzes Russia's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Russia's implementation of each of the provisions...
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These posters were developed to raise public awareness in Cambodia on the CEDAW principles regarding equal access to education and women's participation in all work areas.

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This Human Development Report focuses on the implications of the process of European Union (EU) accession for human development in Romania. It argues that while economic integration may bring overall...

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This document highlights the critical elements of coalition building, such as defining a mission and goals, winning ad hoc support, strengthening organizational competency, and taking action for...
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This report identifies differences in attitudes between men and women toward discrimination against women and gender related human rights violations. It also focuses on the attitudes of female and...
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This handbook is designed to assist parliamentarians in carrying out their oversight role on gender by developing a better understanding of the concept, providing a summary of the budget cycle...

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Citizenship and gender are integral to development theory and practice. This report attempts to illustrate how reframing citizenship from a gender perspective can introduce broader rights and...
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The publication of Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and A Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries, in part a response to the call from States parties for a resource establishing good...

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International Agreement and Action Plans Resource
Unanimously adopted by the General Assembly in 1999, the Optional Protocol lays out the procedure for the receipt and consideration of complaints to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination...

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London-based advertising agency Leo Burnett produced this public service announcement (PSA) for UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women. With a striking series of images, it reveals...

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This research paper discusses how improving women’s decisionmaking power relative to men’s within households leads to improvements in a variety of well-being outcomes for children. It describes the...
Last month, Rwanda achieved something no other country had ever done before: produce a legislature in which women outnumber men. The results of last month's parliamentary elections gave women 45 out...
The workshop is jointly organised by the Committee on Social Affairs of the National Assembly of Viet Nam and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event will be chaired by H.E. Vice-...

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This study provides analysis of global best practices of engendered constitutions using CEDAW as an analytical framework. It also analyzes existing or in some cases, draft constitutional texts of...
Women who have been joining the Egyptian protests to oust Mubarak minimize the risk that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could dominate a future government. If the revolution succeeds, they look...
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women...

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This edition of Women Today examines the role of women in development processes and stereotypes existing in society against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Political party manifestos are a strategy to ensure women representation in all the political party structures. This is evident in manifesto of The African National Congress Party as an example. With...
Women Into Politics is a cross-community organisation, practicing and encouraging the principles of democracy, community relations and development.  We are independent of all political parties,...

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This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
  International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) hails the CEDAW Committee – past and present – for their commitment and their continuous effort to expand international...
Armenian Government approved the bill on Securing Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Men and Women in the Thursday session to be discussed in the Parliament on second reading.

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International Agreement and Action Plans Resource
This publication is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces and provides an overview of the indicators that have been developed and applied to assess CEDAW legislative compliance in the 9...

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In the past three decades - since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) - the nations of the East and...

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We (FAWA) are very much looking forward to welcoming our delegates to the beautiful island of Guam. Our speakers and workshop committee has taken our theme, of “Empowering Asia-Pacific Women through...
THE women of Vitogo Village and surrounding settlements have called on the Constitution Commission to ensure there is equal representation of women and men in a new parliament. Making submissions on...

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Distinguished panelists and colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. What a great day this is! To...

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IFES has produced a handbook to serve as a tool for advocates of women’s rights and gender equality in Afghanistan, as well as Women of Influence.  Women of Influence are those who pursue information...

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The violation of women’s rights both at the national and domestic strata have become burning and vexatious issues. What we find happening in this country as regards the denial to women of certain...
Egyptian women were at the heart of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. Their contribution ranged from work in the labour movement to a female journalist breaking taboos by suing the...
After gaining the right to vote and participate in elections in 1952, one would assume that more female politicians would be taking part in Lebanon’s administrative scene. Women won the right to...
In the last 10 years, Morocco has witnessed two divergent trends relating to economic equality between women and men.
In the last 10 years, Morocco has witnessed two divergent trends relating to economic equality between women and men.
The Speaker of the Tongan parliament, Lord Fakafanua today launched a program, the Practice Parliament for Women. The program aims at encouraging women to enter parliament.  Lord Fakafanua announced...

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 The focus of the Triennial today is forward looking and starts by addressing the upcoming regional and international processes which provide an opportunity for the visibility of the issues that the...

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30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the...

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LAHORE: As many as 147 women are contesting election 2013 in 105 National Assembly and 301 women in 203 provincial assembly constituencies on general seats. As per data compiled by a research based...

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Filing a nomination to stand in next year’s Afghan presidential elections is, unless you happen to be one of the ‘chosen few’ backed by your personal ‘private army’, akin to signing your own death...
This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article...
UNDP has designed a new project that will aim to build an enabling environment to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Expected to launch in March, the project will support...
Article by Alice Fookes, UK National Committee’s Education Programme Coordinator on her experience of the 57th session of the CSW.
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Ten years after the start of the western intervention in Afghanistan, Afghan women are facing an uncertain future. Women have strived for and made important gains since the fall of the Taliban in...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their...
On the eve of elections in Delhi, women's rights activists called on political parties on Tuesday to commit to a "Womanifesto" - a gender-sensitive agenda - to combat rising crimes against women in...
UN officials and activists expressed relief and delight over news that an agreement had been reached at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Greeted with cheers, the agreed outcome...

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