International Conventions

What is CEDAW?

CEDAWCEDAW is an acronym which stands for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. It is an international document which lists the rights of all girls and women and states that where these rights are not present, discrimination must end. It was accepted by the United Nations in 1979 and by 2010 186 countries had agreed to the duty to end discrimination faced by girls and women. You can find more about the convention by visiting here or download a young person's guide here.



Engender Scotland have created a short video on the CEDAW convention:



Who are UN Women?

unwomen logoIn July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organisation's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, to find out more, visit their website www.unwomen.org
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