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CEDAW--Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention text
Optional Protocol
State party reports
Concluding Observations

Shadow Reporting

Assessing the Status of Women: a Guide to Reporting under the CEDAW Convention. 2000. Caveat: procedures have changed; consult UNCEDAW home page.

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Part 3

Part 4

Producing NGO Shadow Reports to the CEDAW Committee.

Sample shadow reports:


CESCR-- Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Convention text
State party reports
Concluding Observations

OHCHR CESCR home page

Shadow Reporting

Equality and Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Common Core Documents (CCDs)/ New Guidelines

State party common core documents (CCDs) - Search by country

New Guidelines for Human Rights Treaty Reporting: Opportunities for Women's Human Rights NGOs

IWRAW archived publications

Shadow/Country Reports- Shadow (Country) reports published by IWRAW

Women’s Watch – Newsletter published from 1995-2000

IWRAW Consultation Reports

Beijing+5 and Women's Human Rights

Companion Chart to:  Platform for Action and CEDAW Convention


United Nations Links

Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body Database
*For State party reports, Concluding Observations, and other treaty body documents

Universal Human Rights Index
(Key Word search for all documents issued by human rights mechanisms)

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Home Page

UN Treaty Body Master Calendar

Human Rights Organizations

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Center for Reproductive Rights

Human Rights Watch

International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP)

Karat Coalition (Poland)

Stop Violence Against Women

Other Resources

University of MN Human Rights Library

Women's Human Rights Resources, Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto