United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office


South Asia Training of Trainers on CEDAW - A Report

A South Asia Training of Trainers on CEDAW was organized by Partners for Law and Development (PLD) and UNIFEM in September 2006 in New Delhi. This was part of UNIFEM’s work in facilitating the implementation of and reporting on CEDAW, expanding the available pool of trainers specialized in CEDAW, which could be drawn upon by Governments and civil society groups. At this five-day regional training, the participants included trainers, activists, NGOs and women’s groups working on the Convention from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. For the first time, there was also representation from Afghanistan

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“Conceptualizing Islamic Law, CEDAW and Women’s Human Rights in Plural Legal Settings : A Comparative Analysis of Application of CEDAW in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan” – edited by Prof. Shaheen Sardar Ali


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CEDAW: Restoring Rights To Women


A resource to enhance and deepen understanding

on CEDAW, its coverage and potential.

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CEDAW: A Manual


Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka with support from UNIFEM South Asia Office developed this manual as resource tool for judges, lawyers and law students. The Manual covers the following key issues:

  • Implications of Ratification

  • The process of Reporting to the CEDAW Committee

  • Incorporating CEDAW implementation into the Domestic Legal systems

  • Using International Complaints Procedures as an enforcement strategy

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CEDAW: Restoring Rights To Women (Hindi version)



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CEDAW Indicators for South Asia : An Initiative


By Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR)

Supported by UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office


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South Asia Regional Consultation on CEDAW Convention, Kalutara, Sri Lanka, 2002: Using the process of knowledge-based advocacy, UNIFEM SARO promotes regional learning and sharing on CEDAW. Through a transparent interactive mechanism, governments, NGOs, women’s groups, and CEDAW Committee members come together and jointly appraise progress on fulfillment of obligations under the Convention, as well as share implementation strategies. This publication captures the proceedings of the Consultation held in 2002, providing comprehensive documentation of the learned presentations and deliberations that took place.

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