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IWRAW Publications

The Women's Watch

Reporting on law and policy change in accordance with the principles of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Publication discontinued 2000.

IWRAW Shadow Reports

An archive of shadow reports submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

IWRAW Consultation Reports

Key points of discussion from selected IWRAW annual meetings are covered in these consultation reports



Assessing the Status of Women: a Guide to Reporting under the CEDAW Convention. 2000.
Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4

Assessing the Status of Women in the 21st Century. Forthcoming 2014.

The CEDAW Convention and the Beijing Platform for Action: Reinforcing the Promise of the Rights Framework

Human Rights in the Family. April 1993.

New Guidelines for Human Rights Treaty Reporting: Opportunities for Women's Human Rights NGOs. 2009.

Producing NGO Shadow Reports to the CEDAW Committee, 2009.  


Women's Watch- Archived

"Beijing +5 As a Platform for Human Rights". Women's Watch, Vol. 13 No. 2, January 2000.

"Two Steps Back: Customary Law and The Zimbabwe Constitution". Women' s Watch, Vol. 12 Nos. 3/4; Vol. 13 No. 1, September 1999.

"Women, Children, and Human Rights".  Women's Watch, Vol. 12 Nos. 1 & 2, December 1998.

"CEDAW Update: NGOs Make Their Mark". Women's Watch, Vol. 11, Nos. 3 & 4, June 1998.

"FGM in Court and in Culture: An Advocacy Lesson From Egyptian Women". Women's Watch, Vol. 11 No. 2, December 1997.

"Afghan Apartheid". Women's Watch, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 1997.

"When We Make it Work For Us". Women's Watch, Vol. 11 No. 1, June 1997.

"CEDAW in its Fifteenth Year". Women's Watch, Vol. 10, No. 4, March 1997.

"The Impossible Takes a Little Longer". Women's Watch, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 1996.

"Words and Actions Post-Beijing". Women's Watch, Vol. 10, No. 2, September 1996.

"Making the Human Rights System Work For Women". Women's Watch, Vol. 10 No. 1, June 1996.

"CEDAW and the Platform for Action". Women's Watch, Vol. 9 No. 4, April 1996.

"The Next Phase". Women's Watch, Vol. 9, No. 3, January 1996.

"Women, Law, and Human Rights- Forward From Beijing". Women's Watch, Vol. 9, No. 2, September 1995.

"The Road to Beijing- Literally". Women's Watch, Vol. 9, No. 1, June 1995.


IWRAW Consultation Reports

Achieving the Rights Result: Affirmative Action and Article 4 of the Women's Convention. 1997.

Women, Children and Human Rights: The CEDAW Convention and the Convention
on the Rights of the Child
. 1998.

Culture, Custom and Women's Human Rights: CEDAW Convention Article Five. 1999.