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Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Source: United Nations Publications, December 18, 1979. The United Nations is the author of the original material. Available from <http://www.ohchr.org>. Reproduced by permission.

Introduction: This treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 18, 1979, and serves as a women's bill of rights. The Convention defines discrimination and provides a map for the development of gender equality in all aspects of life. Member nations are bound to work toward this equality, allowing for the complete exercise of human rights and freedoms by women.

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Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women