On 18 December 1979, the CEDAW was adopted by the UN General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty in September 1981. On 20 May 2011, Enforcement Act of CEDAW was passed in the R.O.C, which makes all the provisions and the general recommendations of CEDAW have the same effect as the domestic laws.
In focus

On 26 June 2014 after the Press Conference of the CEDAW Country Report Review, the NGO representatives had a dialogue with international experts of human rights from University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, IWRAW-AP and World YWCA, discussing how to introduce the efficient mechanism to urge the Taiwan government to implement the Conclunding Observations made by the Review Committee. more»

Window on the World

The UN OHCHR published Behind closed doors - Protecting and promoting the human rights of migrant domestic workers in an irregular situationy, which sheds light on the often hidden experience of irregular migrant domestic workers, and challenges Governments to take appropriate protective measures.

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