Denver for CEDAW

What is CEDAW?

  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • Further details on UN CEDAW site

3 Principles of Equality:

  • CEDAW stresses the importance of the equality of opportunity as well as equality of outcome. Principle of Non-Discrimination.
  • CEDAW emphasizes that discrimination is socially constructed and calls for states to recognize and remedy discriminatory practices. Principle of State Obligation.
  • CEDAW requires states who have adopted CEDAW to actively eliminate discrimination against women and achieve gender equality.