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[women-rights] CEDAW Committee - General Recommendations

2010-01-08 12:43:29

This is an excellent compendium of information on reports and recommendations made by the CEDAW Committee over the years on various aspects of the treaty.

Kathy Sloan
National Organization for Women (NOW)
1100 H Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
www.now.org

IMPORTANT: BECAUSE CEDAW IS A BINDING CONVENTION FOR THOSE UN COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE RATIFIED, THE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CEDAW COMMITTEE ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN EXPANDING CEDAW THEMES FOR ATTENTION IN MEMBER STATE REPORTS AND IN CEDAW COMMITTEE REVIEW OF THESE REPORTS.

Gender focused NGO's can find significant advocacy opportunities in the processes of the UN CEDAW Committee - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
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http://www2.ohchr.org:80/english/bodies/cedaw/comments.htm

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - General Recommendations

The Committee also makes recommendations on any issue affecting women to which it believes the States parties should devote more attention. For example, at the 1989 session, the Committee discussed the high incidence of violence against women, requesting information on this problem from all countries. In 1992, the Committee adopted on general recommendation 19, which requires national reports to the Committee to include statistical data on the incidence of violence against women, information on the provision of services for victims, and legislative and other measures taken to protect women against violence in their everyday lives C such as harassment at the workplace, abuse in the family and sexual violence.

The following general recommendations have been adopted by the Committee:

General recommendation No. 1 -- fifth session, 1986 reporting guidelines
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom1 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom1 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom1 Spanish 

General recommendation No. 2 -- sixth session, 1987 reporting guidelines
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom2 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom2 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom2 Spanish

General recommendation No. 3 -- sixth session, 1987 education and public information programmes
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom3 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom3 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom3 Spanish

General recommendation No. 4 -- sixth session, 1987 reservations
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom4 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom4 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom4 Spanish

General recommendation No. 5 -- seventh session, 1988 temporary special measures
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom5 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom5 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom5 Spanish

General recommendation No. 6 -- seventh session, 1988 effective national machinery and publicity
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom6 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom6 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom6 Spanish

General recommendation No. 7 -- seventh session, 1988 resources
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom7 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom7 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom7 Spanish

General recommendation No. 8 -- seventh session, 1988 article 8
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom8 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom8 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom8 Spanish

General recommendation No. 9 -- eighth session, 1989 statistical data
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom9 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom9 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom9 Spanish

General recommendation No. 10 -- eighth session, 1989 tenth anniversary of the adoption of CEDAW
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom10 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom10 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom10 Spanish

General recommendation No. 11 -- eighth session, 1989 technical advisory services for reporting
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom11 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom11 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom11 Spanish

General recommendation No. 12 -- eighth session, 1989 violence against women
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom12 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom12 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom12 Spanish

General recommendation No. 13 -- eighth session, 1989 equal remuneration for work of equal value
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom13 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom13 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom13 Spanish

General recommendation No. 14 -- ninth session, 1990 female circumcision
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom14 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom14 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom14 Spanish

General recommendation No. 15 -- ninth session, 1990 women and AIDS
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom15 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom15 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom15 Spanish

General recommendation No. 16 -- tenth session, 1991 unpaid women workers in rural and urban family enterprises
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom16 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom16 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom16 Spanish

General recommendation No. 17 -- tenth session, 1991 measurement and quantification of the unremunerated domestic activities of women and their recognition in the GNP
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom17 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom17 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom17 Spanish

General recommendation No. 18 -- tenth session, 1991 disabled women
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom18 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom18 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom18 Spanish

General recommendation No. 19 -- eleventh session, 1992 violence against women
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom19 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom19 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom19 Spanish

General recommendation No. 20 -- eleventh session, 1992 reservations
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom20 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom20 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom20 Spanish

General recommendation No. 21 -- thirteenth session, 1994 equality in marriage and family relations
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom21 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom21 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom21 Spanish

General recommendation No. 22 -- fourteenth session, 1995 article 20 of the Convention
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom22 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom22 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom22 Spanish

General recommendation No. 23 -- sixteenth session, 1997 women in political and public life
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom23 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom23 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom23 Spanish

General recommendation No. 24 -- twentieth session, 1999 article 12 - women and health
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom24 English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-fr.htm#recom24 French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm-sp.htm#recom24 Spanish

General recommendation No. 25 -- thirtieth session, 2004 article 4 paragraph 1 - Temporary special measures
Available in languages:
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(Arabic).pdf Arabic
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(Chinese).pdf Chinese
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(English).pdf English
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(French).pdf French
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(Russian).pdf Russian
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/General%20recommendation%2025%20(Spanish).pdf Spanish

General Recommendation No. 26 -- forty-second session, 2008, Women Migrant Workers
Available in languague:
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/GR_26_on_women_migrant_workers_ch.pdf Chinese
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/GR_26_on_women_migrant_workers_en.pdf English
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/GR26_on_women_migrant_workers_fr.pdf French
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/GR_26_on_women_migrant_workers_ru.pdf Russian
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/GR_26_on_women_migrant_workers_sp.pdf Spanish

The General recommendations 1 - 25 are available in in document HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9 (Vol.II):

http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=A Arabic
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=C Chinese
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=E English
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=F French
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=R Russian
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9(VOL.II)&Lang=S Spanish

 

 

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