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February 18, 2020

CEDAW Convention

Image: Heinrich Böll Foundation

CEDAW is a key international human rights treaty aimed at the achievement of gender equality worldwide. It helps women around the world to bring about change in their daily life.

Discrimination against women violates the basic premise of human rights which is that all human beings are inherently entitled to equal rights and respect for their dignity. It also hinders political, social and economic participation of women, negatively influences economic growth and development, decreases chances of societal prosperity, leads to poverty and isolation, decreases access to nutrition, health services, education, training, employment and contributes to exclusion of women from the mainstream of their communities.

Hand in Hand for Women participated revision meetings of the CEDAW Convention (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) for Sweden.

If you want to learn more about CEDAW, click here !