(Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women)
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
27 February, 2003
India is a signatory to CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), having ratified it on 25.6.1993. The Convention defines discrimination against women as ‘any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, or human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, ...