Canada ratified the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1981. Since then Canada has reported to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women a number of times on its progress implementing the Convention. Following a review of Canada’s reports, the committee delivers “Concluding Observations” with recommendations on how Canada can better fulfill its obligations under the Convention. Civil society organizations are invited to participate in these reviews by consulting with the government, submitting parallel reports, and even attending the Committee review in Geneva.
CEDAW- Canada Review Session
Canada underwent its review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on October 25th, 2016.
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner
Canada’s failure to effectively address murder and disappearance of Aboriginal women ‘grave rights violation’ To view the document please. click here.