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Women's Human Rights Resources

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.

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Forthcoming 2009:  Assessing the Status of Women in the 21st Century.

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


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


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

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Home Page

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)

Network of East-West Women

Stop Violence Against Women


University of MN Human Rights Library

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


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