Canada is a signatory to a number of international declarations and conventions that commit our governments to advancing the equality rights of women in BC. One such international treaty is the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW provides a comprehensive code of what women’s equality means in marriage, politics, cultural institutions and more, and how measures of women’s equality should be incorporated into domestic law.
As part of a coalition known as the BC CEDAW Group, West Coast LEAF participates in “shadow reports” intended to draw the UN CEDAW’s Committee’s attention to those areas of inequality of particular concern to women in BC.
Read the 2016 Submission by BC the CEDAW Group.