Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979
Signification of Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979 (CEDAW)
A multilateral agreement recognising the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of women. It was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 1979 and entered into force generally on 3 September 1981 in accordance with Article 27(1). The Convention sets out, in legally binding form, internationally accepted principles on the rights of women which are applicable to all women in all fields.