Speakers stress effective implementation of CEDAW

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Nov 23, 2017-Speakers at a programme on Wednesday called for effective implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Nepal is a signatory to the CEDAW that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 18, 1979 and had come into force as an 

international treaty on September 3, 1981. 

Nepal has so far presented six reports to the UN about its efforts for the implementation of the convention.  

“The status of implementation of CEDAW is not satisfactory in Nepal,” said advocate Jeevan Sharma said at the programme organised to discuss status of the implementation of the convention.

The programme was organised by the National Women Commission (NWC).

NWC Secretary Tulasiram Sedhai said CEDAW was capable of ensuring socio-economic and political rights of women and that the NWC is working for its meaningful implementation.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as “...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

Published: 23-11-2017 07:25

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