• Monday, December 22, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Happy Birthday, CEDAW!

    Quilt made by women of Kyrgztan. (Unifem)

    Quilt made by women of Kyrgztan. (Unifem)

    Ask the woman sitting next to you in the bus, train, plane, taxi-brousse or donkey cart what is CEDAW, and most probably you will draw a blank look. C’est quoi?

    Yet CEDAW – Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – has likely impacted on her life and her daughters, if she has any, in many ways, from pension and inheritance rights to the passport they hold.

    Read the CEDAW Birthday post on GENDER MASALA: Notes on gender – A spicy mix by Mercedes Sayagues.

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