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MCj01051880000[1].wmf Passport to Equality - New Edition

The Passport to Equality is a pocket size document that presents, explains and reproduces the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the form of a personal passport. New 2006 edition available in French, English, Spanish & Catalan.

Adopted in December 1979 by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution 34/180, the CEDAW came into force the 3rd of September 1981 after 20 countries had ratified the document. Its Optional Protocol adopted in December 1999 give women or group of women the right to submit to the UN Committee responsible for CEDAW individual complaints concerning violations of the Convention by their Governments. Faithful to its mandate, UNESCO considers education to be the single most effective means to achieve gender equality and women's self-empowerment. Article 10, relating to education states that it is by providing men and women with the same conditions of access to education and by eliminating all stereotyped ideas about the roles of men and women in society that we can move towards greater equality. Education is a basic human right, and each human being deserves to become master of his/her destiny.

NEW 2006 Edition NOW AVAILABLE...



 
Source UNESCO
Website 1 (URL) English version
Website 2 (URL) French version
Website 3 (URL) Spanish version
Website 4 (URL) Catalan version
Publication Date 26 Oct 2006
UNESCO 1995-2009 - ID: 11550