Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) for youth

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women, or CEDAW, is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas and promotes women’s equal rights.

This document is focused for a youth audience and explains the core components of the Convention, its impact and its importance for young people.

CEDAW for youth cover showing a picture of young people sitting as an audience, including young women
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