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CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Violence against Women


The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

You can find out more about the CEDAW at

Trinidad and Tobago 2016 Shadow Report

Trinidad and Tobago 2016 CEDAW Review Concluding Observations

Commission on the Status of Women


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

2016 Priority theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. Review theme: The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

CSW61 (2017) – The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Review theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)

See more at:

Civil Society and the Commonwealth – CHRI CHOGM Report

Women in Politics; Women and Economic Empowerment – coming soon

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals  – coming soon

National Commission on the status of Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity – coming soon