Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Youth

Authors/editor(s): Pooja Khanna and Zachary Kimmel with Ravi Karkara

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in all areas and promotes women’s and girls’ equal rights.

CEDAW is often described as the international bill of rights for women, and is one of the key international agreements that guides the work of UN Women in achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of CEDAW, that was authored by a young woman and young man.

This resource explains why CEDAW is important to youth, describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world, and summarizes the articles of CEDAW, including the specific forms of discrimination that must be ended and how CEDAW is implemented and monitored.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Human rights; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Youth

Resource Type: Manuals/guides

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 20

Publishing Entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)