The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC): "Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"
(Berlin, 1st - 4th October 2010)
Human Rights Introduction
UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
The Convention was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.