Introduction:. The Direct Journey Towards The Convention

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INTRODUCTION: The direct journey towards the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) began way back in 1963 with the United Nations General Assembly adopting the Resolution 1921((XVIII), in which it requested the Economic and Social, Council to invite the Commission on the Status of Women to prepare a draft declaration that would combine in a single international instrument standard on elimination of discrimination against women and articulate the equal rights of men and women. The Resolution aimed to implement relevant provisions and principles of the universal human rights which provide for the ‘equal of rights of all persons regardless of their sex….’ It acknowledges the ever increasing important roles…show more content…
The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against women (the Committee) consisting of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the word was established to track the progress of the implementation of the CEDAW. Through its work where appropriate it provides guidelines, suggestions and general comments based on the examination of State Parties’ reports and information. Economic and Social Rights of Women In assessing the contribution of CEDAW to the development, promotion and protection of women’s human rights, the focus will be on a few countries that have made significant progress economic and social rights of women, as well as a few that requires stronger laws and practices in order to ensure gender equality, both de jure and de facto. The rights associated with gender equality encompass various issues but some of the African countries managed to address them through legislative change, civil advocacy, cooperation and partnership with development organizations. The special measures such as quotas in government and education, primary education for girls and gaps in their post-primary education, equal rights in marriage, women 's access to family planning and reproductive health clinics, women 's access to legal aid and justice, equal pay and employment. Special Measures: Quotas in Government and Education.
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