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Background information
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 09:00
 

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), established in 1982, monitors the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and is mandated to receive complaints under its Optional Protocol. CEDAW has 23 members, who meet for three weeks twice a year. As of 2008, CEDAW will meet three times a year in Geneva, and twice a year in New York. Three sessions will be held in parallel chambers until 2010 in order to deal with the backlog of work of the committee.

Further reading

Click here to access ISHR reports on individual State examinations by CEDAW.

 

Click here to access OHCHR page on CEDAW.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2008 09:00
 


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