The objective of this course is to enhance the capacity of UN programme staff, public servants and civil society at national, regional and global offices, to support the implementation of CEDAW by national counterparts via:

  • Increased knowledge about CEDAW, including its core principles, core obligations of States parties to CEDAW, the reporting cycle, domestication of CEDAW at national level, and the use of the optional protocol to CEDAW.
  • Enhanced skills to apply the substantive framework of CEDAW in legislative, policy and institutional analysis and incorporate CEDAW in programming and policy advocacy work.
  • Strengthened awareness of women’s rights violations and gender inequality and strengthened commitment to promote women’s human rights and gender equality.
  1. An introduction to CEDAW: A dynamic human rights instrument for addressing discrimination against women
  2. Key principles and Core Obligations
  3. Domestic application of CEDAW
  4. Reporting to the CEDAW Committee
  5. What is the Optional Protocol of CEDAW?

This course will be of interest for UN programme staff at national, regional and global offices, as well as senior officers at UN national, regional and global offices, government officials and civil society.