March 5, 2012
In honor of International Women’s Day, a Special Event on CEDAW and Women’s Rights was hosted by Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank
The event explored the critical role that the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has played in promoting the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries, resulting in concrete advances for societies worldwide. International policymakers, country representatives, and NGO leaders came together to share experiences on how CEDAW has paved the way for significant advances in women’s rights, and to discuss the way forward in tackling gaps in women's voice, agency, participation, and access to justice—key dimensions identified in the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development.
Cosponsors: The World Bank, the Nordic Trust Fund, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the United Nations Foundation