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JOIN US for a virtual national conference on Cities for CEDAW(Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). The meeting will take place in many cities throughout the US on 20 January 2015, (11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST and 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST).
The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an expert body established in 1982 composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.The Committee monitors national implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), also known as the International Women’s Bill of Rights. The Committee meets every year in at least two sessions of three weeks each.
A recently-launched website entitled Optional Protocol to CEDAW was designed to provide a central hub of information regarding the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said here Friday that it will focus on women's equality and empowerment as well as development cooperation in the coming weeks.
An invitation to discuss will discuss important ways in which two treaties‐‐ the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW) along with the UN Security Council resolution 1325 et al. can work to prevent discrimination and violence against women, particularly in conflict and post‐conflict situations.