Feedback sought on women’s report to UN

Progress has been made on a range of issues facing women but there is still more to do, as explored in the draft ninth periodic report from Aotearoa New Zealand on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

CEDAW is the primary international legal instrument that guides women’s rights, and is often described as an international bill of rights for women. As a state party to CEDAW, New Zealand prepares a regular report on our implementation of the Convention, usually every four years. 

Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women has developed the latest report in collaboration with other public sector agencies. Public consultation is an important part of the CEDAW monitoring process. We now invite your feedback on the draft version of New Zealand’s ninth periodic CEDAW Report.

Public consultation is open from 26 January to 24 March 2023. The final report is due to the United Nations in July 2023. 

Visit the Ninth CEDAW report webpage to find all information on how to provide feedback.

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