Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979, CEDAW is an international human rights treaty that focuses on women’s rights and women’s issues worldwide. CEDAW defines what constitutes discrimination against women and provides an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. It’s both an international bill of rights for women and also an agenda of action.
The World YWCA collaborates with CEDAW and advocates to improve the status of women, while working to end discrimination and violence against women. Learn more here.