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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

In 1979 the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted. It entered into force on 3 September 1981. It guarantees the right of all women to be free from discrimination and sets out obligations of States Parties that are designed to ensure the legal and practical enjoyment of that right by women.

The Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in article 10 obliges states to take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in order to ensure to them equal rights with men in the field of education, and in particular, on the basis of equality of men and women…” (CEDAW - Article 10)

See relevant General Comments, which explains significance of the articles in CEDAW:

General Recommendation No. 19: Violence against women

General Recommendation No. 21: Equality in marriage and family relations

See relevant links:

CEDAW

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women