Translating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Island Countries

Published on 08 Mar 2007
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Summary

This report comprises the results of a desk review commissioned by the UNDP Pacific Centre and UNIFEM to assess the legislative compliance of nine Pacific Island Countries with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The review required the development and application of 113 indicators to the Constitution and legislation of the nine countries – Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The report is intended as a resource and a tool for the government and for non-government organisations to achieve full participation and non-discrimination for women in all aspects of their lives.

The report is divided into the following Chapters:

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: CEDAW Legislative Compliance Indicators

Chapter 2: Federated States of Micronesia CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 3: Fiji CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 4: Kiribati CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 5: Marshall Islands CEDAW Legislative Compilance Review

Chapter 6: Papua New Guinea CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 7: Samoa CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 8: Solomon Islands CEDAW Legislative Compliance Review

Chapter 9: Tuvalu CEDAW Legislatgive Compliance Review

Chapter 10: Vanuatu CEDAW Legislative Compilance Review

Glossary and Bibliography

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