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Human Rights Conventions, CEDAW – Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women

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The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was drafted by the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Third Committee of the UN ? General Assembly (GA) in the 1970s. The Convention consists of a preamble and of 30 articles. The wording of the Preamble refers to the earlier human rights instruments for women. It links the full implementation of equal rights for men and women to a fundamental change in mens and womens attitudes, behavior and roles in all spheres of life, including the recognition of the fact that womens birthing and nursing capacities must not be a basis for discrimination and that the responsibility of both parents as well as of society as a whole in the upbringing of children is warranted in order to achieve equality between the sexes.

Keywords: CEDAW; human rights Conventions; international law; UN Convention



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