The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC):
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

1979

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

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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.