Bringing Equality Home: Implementing the
... CEDAW framework can be tremendously useful in working for legal and policy changes at local, national, and international levels. We have developed new programming aimed at: (a) achieving universal ratification of the Women’s Convention and removal/narrowing of States’ reservations (b) strengthening
How could the Convention CEDAW B IMPLEMENTED IN EU
... implementation of CEDAW within the EU legal and policy.
The briefing paper introduces CEDAW as the principal and most comprehensive
international legal instrument to advance the equal recognition, enjoyment and exercise of
all human rights of women in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil ...
(cedaw) for youth
... CEDAW requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in the public as well as
the private sphere, including in the family, and
recognizes that traditional gender roles and stereotypes must be eliminated in order to end all
forms of discrimination against women and girls.
CEDAW seeks to ...
Human rights in Samoa
Samoa, formally the Independent State of Samoa, has a population of approximately 188,000 people. Samoa gained independence from New Zealand in 1962 and has a Westminster model of parliamentary democracy which incorporates aspects of traditional practices. The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) is currently in government and has been so for over 20 years.While the Constitution of the Independent State of Samoa provides for the protection of certain fundamental human rights, there continue to be several major issues. Major areas of concern include the under-representation of women, domestic violence and poor prison conditions. Reports issued under the auspices of the United Nations have noted that societal attitudes towards human rights tend to be sceptical, this is contributed to concern that that enforcement of such rights will be at the detriment of Samoan customs and tradition.