Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Youth
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in all areas and promotes women’s and girls’ equal rights. CEDAW is often described as the international bill of rights for women, and is one of the key international agreements that guides the work of UN Women in achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of CEDAW, that was authored by a young woman and young man.
The CEDAW brochure summarizes CEDAW and explains the three principles of CEDAW: Substantive Equality, State of Obligation, Non-Discrimination.