Women Change the World

The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) was organized in 1985 at the World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, to promote recognition of women’s human rights under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the CEDAW Convention), a basic international human rights treaty. IWRAW now is the primary international nongovernmental organization that facilitates use of international human rights treaties to promote women’s human rights and rights within families.

About IWRAW and the Convention
  Promoting and Claiming Women's Human Rights

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Assessing the Status of Women: A Guide to Reporting Under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

Covenant & Committee

Producing Shadow Reports
Related Resources: NGO's and Research 
Beijing+5 and Women's Human Rights
Other IWRAW Publications
Contacting IWRAW


Coming Up

CAT 39th Session: November 2007
Reports: Luxembourg, Australia, Norway, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Japan, Zambia

CAT 40th Session: November 6 – 24, 2008
Reports: Indonesia, Portugal, Iceland, Sweden


Recent News

This website was updated 1 September 2007.
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