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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

General Material

Adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, CEDAW has been ratified by 187 countries. CEDAW does not explicitly mention VAW, but it defines what constitutes discrimination against women, establishes norms and standards, and obligates states that have ratified the convention to end discrimination against women and girls.