Category: Women’s Rights Legislation

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Author: United Nations General Assembly

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.

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UN Resolution on Women’s Political Participation

UN Resolution on Women’s Political Participation

Author: United Nations General Assembly

The 2011 UN General Assembly resolution on women’s political participation stresses its critical importance in all contexts.

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UN Women: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

UN Women: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Author: UN Women

This landmark text was the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China in September 1995.

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UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Author: United Nations Security Council

Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted by the United Nations Security Council on October 31, 2000.

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Fact Sheet: Understanding United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Fact Sheet: Understanding United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Author: Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group of the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee

Research was conducted through analyzing existing UN mechanisms to determine the extent to which they addressed the issue of discriminatory laws and by collecting national data on laws that discriminate against women.

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Project on a Mechanism to Address Laws that Discriminate Against Women

Project on a Mechanism to Address Laws that Discriminate Against Women

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The aim of this project was to examine the advisability of creating a new mechanism to address laws that discriminate against women.

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Women and the Right to Adequate Housing

Women and the Right to Adequate Housing

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

This publication provides an overview of the meaning, intent, and implications of the human right to adequate housing, and illustrates obstacles to women worldwide enjoying this right effectively.

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Realizing Women’s Rights to Land and Other Productive Resources

Realizing Women’s Rights to Land and Other Productive Resources

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights & UN Women

This publication is based on the results of an expert group meeting on good practices in realizing women’s rights to productive resources, with a focus on land.

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Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions

Author: UN Population Fund, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, & Danish Institute for Human Rights

The purpose of this handbook is to provide National Institutions with tools and guidance on how to integrate reproductive rights into their work.

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Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms

Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms

Author: David Weissbrodt & Michael Dottridge

This document provides a comprehensive review of existing treaty and customary law covering all the traditional and contemporary slavery-related practices and relevant monitoring mechanisms.

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