This report examines the application of the Convention on the Elimination of all Types of violence against Women (CEDAW) in the Arab world. It consists of mini-reports that outline CEDAW' s progress and limits in 21 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Each mini-report lists the reservations made by the country and provides a summary of the official country reports submitted to the CEDAW Committee as well as the additional shadow reports written by NGOs. At the end of each mini-report, recent news and updates regarding CEDAW and the status of women’s rights in the country are discussed.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.