Working for WOMEN’S RIGHTS

session of CEDAW : 10-28 February 2014

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the
body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional
Protocol, entered into force on 22 December 2000.

Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.
who have become party to the treaty (States parties) are obliged to submit
regular reports to the Committee on how the rights of the Convention are
implemented. During its sessions the Committee considers each State party
report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the
form of concluding observations.
the next session, the following States are going to be examined: Bahrain,
Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Finland.