The First CEDAW [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women] Impact Study was designed by the IWRP and its International Advisory Committee as a pilot study in ten countries that are Member States of the United Nations, to gather qualitative and quantitative data from the grassroots NGOS in order to develop better measurements of the implementation of human rights guarantees from the perspective of women’s rights activists.
The 232 page study was published by the Centre for Feminist Research and the International Women’s Rights Project, with the guidance of the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) and UNIFEM. It includes an Introduction by Andrew Byrnes and Jane Connors as well as reports on Canada, Germany, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine.
The First CEDAW Impact Study
Pilot study in ten countries on use of CEDAW by women’s organizations.