Cedaw Agreement

Information on the 40th and future session of the Committee is available on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cedaw/pages/cedawindex.aspx Nations (b) in any other convention, treaty or international agreement in force for that state. The optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an agreement incidental to the convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review individual complaints. [42] 1. States parties undertake to submit to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, for consideration by the Committee, a report on the legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures they have taken to implement the provisions of this Convention and on the progress made in this regard: (a) within one year of the entry into force for the State concerned; IN WITNESS WHEREOF have signed this Convention by the duly authorized undersigned. The 11 countries in the Southeast Asian region are all contracting parties to CEDAW and all have constitutional bases to promote gender equality. While there are no disparities across the region, considerable progress has been made in implementing the CEDAW framework as a whole, through the development of laws, policies and institutional planning, directly due to the efforts of governments and civil society. The tenth anniversary of Resolution 1325 in October 2010 highlighted the growing demand for accountability for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Many expressed concern that only 22 out of 192 Member States have adopted national action plans. Women are still under-represented, if not completely absent, in most formal peace negotiations, and sexual violence continues to increase in times of peace and conflict.

(f) reducing school dropout rates for students and organizing programmes for girls and women who have left school prematurely; 3. Reserves can be withdrawn at any time by notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who then informs all States.