Handbook for Parliamentarians: CEDAW and its Optional Protocol

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September 25, 2008

Handbook for Parliamentarians: CEDAW and its Optional Protocol

This handbook provides a comprehensive presentation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol for parlaimentarians. The handbook presents the background to and content of the Convention and the Optional Protocol, and describes the role of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. It discusses implementation of the Convention, and provides examples of good practices.

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