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This file includes the full text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, the CEDAW consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action.


For more information on CEDAW, please visit the UN Women Watch website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/

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