United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office

Useful Links

UNIFEM

www.unifem.org

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.ohchr.org/english/countries/index.htm

 

Division for the Advancement of Women

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/

 

For CEDAW’s GR #19 on VAW: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw

/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom19

 

For CEDAW’s General Recommendation on public and political life:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/

recomm.htm#recom23

 

For CEDAW’s General Recommendation on health:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations

/recomm.htm#recom24

 

For CEDAW’s General Recommendation on marriage and family relations:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/

recomm.htm#recom21

For a list of the current members of the CEDAW Committee: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/members.htm

For the Committee’s reporting guidelines:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/reporting.htm

 

For the UN Manual on Human Rights Reporting:

http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/manual_hrr.pdf

 

For Assessing the Status of Women, a Guide to Reporting Under CEDAW:

http://iwraw.igc.org/publications.htm

 

For the list of States parties to CEDAW:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/states.htm

 

For reports and reporting status:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/reports.htm

 

For the Committee’s Rules of Procedure:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedawreport-a5638-RulesOfProcedure.htm

 

For IWRAW Asia-Pacific’s shadow reporting guidelines:

http://www.iwraw-ap.org/using_cedaw/report_guidelines.htm

For copies of Shadow reports from previous CEDAW session: http://www.iwraw-ap.org/resources/shadow_reports.htm

For the full text of the General Recommendations: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/

recomm.htm#recom1

For the full text of the CEDAW OP:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/text.htm

 

 

For the list of States parties to the CEDAW OP:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/sigop.htm

 

For CEDAW’s decisions on complaints and inquiries:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/dec-views.htm

 

For OP rules of procedure and model complaint form:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/protocol/

 

For the IAIHR Guidebook on the CEDAW OP:

http://www.iidh.ed.cr/comunidades/DerechosMujer/

 

For a short history of the UDHR:

http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/miscinfo/carta.htm

For the full text of the UDHR: http://www.un.org/rights/50/decla.htm

For the full text of the ICCPR: http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm

For the full text of the ICESCR: http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm

For the ICCPR General Comment on gender equality: http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/13b02776122d4838802568b900360e80?Opendocument

For the ICESCR General Comment on gender equality:

http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/7c6dc1dee6268e32c125708f0050dbf6?Opendocument

 

For the full text of CERD:

http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cerd.htm

 

For the CERD General Recommendation on the gender related dimensions of racial discrimination: http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/76a293e49a88bd23802568bd00538d83?Opendocument

For the full text of CAT: http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cat.htm

For the full text of the CRC: http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/crc.htm

For UNICEF’s Implementation Handbook on the CRC: http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_5598.html

For the Innocenti Research Center: http://www.unicef-icdc.org/

For the full text of CMW: http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cmw.htm

For documents from the UN Special Rapporteurs:

http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/chr/special/index.htm

Budgeting for Women’s Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW http://www.unifem.org/resources/item_detail.php?ProductID=44

Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs

While the MDGs set out concrete, time-bound and measurable goals, targets and indicators for poverty reduction, this framework provides only the starting point for the work that must be undertaken. As the Millennium Declaration has emphasized, it is critically important that the gender equality obligations and commitments that have been made to the world's women are effectively implemented. “Pathway to Gender Equality" outlines how CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action can be used as a lens to understand and address the full gender equality dimensions of the MDGs

http://www.unifem.org/resources/item_detail.php?ProductID=20

 

 

Turning the Tide: CEDAW and the Gender Dimensions of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

"Turning the Tide" is a resource for groups and organizations working in the area of HIV/AIDS. It explores the standards established by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and clarifies how they apply in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in women

http://www.unifem.org/resources/item_detail.php?ProductID=13

 

Bringing Equality Home: Implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The publication "Bringing Equality Home" documents efforts from around the world to implement the gender equality standards set out in CEDAW. It has been repeatedly used to define norms for constitutional guarantees of women's human rights, to interpret laws, to mandate proactive, pro-women policies, and to dismantle discrimination. Case studies from Colombia, Uganda, Brazil and South Africa included on the use of CEDAW to make constitutional changes. Judicial decisions from India, Botswana, Tanzania and Nepal are documented, which deal with citizenship rights, land ownership and freedom from sexual harassment. And legal reforms to align with CEDAW are highlighted from Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Japan and China.

http://www.unifem.org/resources/item_detail.php?ProductID=2

 

CEDAW and Security Council Resolution 1325: A Quick Guide

This guide reviews the commonalities and potential strategic uses of SCR 1325 and CEDAW. It begins with a description of their shared gender equality agenda and includes a discussion of: the ways that each set of standards can expand the reach of the other; the application of the standards to the situation of women in the various stages of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the significance and legal authority embodied in each set of standards; and monitoring processes connected to SC resolution 1325 and CEDAW. This guide aims to support gender equality advocates in bringing the greatest possible political and legal authority to bear on efforts to advance gender equality in the context of peace and security.

http://www.womenwarpeace.org/index.htm

 

 

UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office : CEDAW Reporting procedures

http://pacific.unifem.org/documents/CEDAWReportingProcedures.pdf

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
English   French   Spanish  

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
English  

Equalinrights - Database of Resource Persons
English  

Gender at Work
English  

Human Rights Watch - Women's Rights Division
Arabic   English   French  

Human Trafficking Search
English  

INSTRAW Gender Training Wiki
English  

International Alliance of Women
English  

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
English  

International Consensus Language on Gender (UNFPA)
English  

International Women's Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific)
English  

International Women's Tribune Center (IWTC)
English  

Isis Internacional
Spanish  

Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights (CLADEM)
English   Spanish  

Pathways of Women's Empowerment
English  

Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
English  

Women's Human Rights Net (WHRNet)
English   French   Spanish  

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
English  

 

Source: UNIFEM website – www.unifem.org

CEDAW and the Human Rights Based Approach to Programming -- a Guide for UNIFEM Staff