Civil and political rights - Arab League

Report on the Application of CEDAW in the Arab World

02.06.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

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.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
  • Publishing house : Association Démocratique des Femmes du Morocco (ADFM) Year of publication: 2009
  • Publication date : 2009
  • Number of pages : 91
  • Language : English


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Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Forsaan Al-Ghad Youth Association
Hajar Foundation for Community Development
Hassine Karim Glaied
Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation
Cooperation for Community Development Association
Juzoor for Health and Social Development (Juzoor)
Gender Alternatives Foundation (GAF)
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Urban Community of Marrakech
Arab Women Parlamentarian Network
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
Aman Society Centre for counseling, development and community health
Daem for Media
Association du Docteur Fatiha (ADF)
Research Team on Gender
Association for the Promotion of Rural Women of Mezzouna
For You Libya Group
Abdulhakeq Al Barghazi
Observatori Cultural de Gènere
Aix Marseille Université
Cork Feminista
Horus Foundation for Development and Training
Women'  s Solidarity Fund (WSF)
March Lebanon Association
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Soumia Boutkhil
National Association for Youth Exchange
Assiwar- the Feminist Arab Movement
Carmen Garraton
2 RIVES TV (Lyon TV Cable)
Association of Women in Green Economy (AFEV)
Association Beity

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