What is CEDAW?
CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women. It is a United Nations (UN) Convention that “defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.” Read more about CEDAW and all of our work relating to international law.
What is the CEDAW Report Card?
West Coast LEAF publishes the CEDAW Report Card each year on October 18 (Person’s Day), grading the BC government on how well it has adhered to the Convention over the past year. As UN CEDAW only reports on Canada every four years, the Report Card monitors BC’s compliance to the Convention between reporting periods in order to hold the government accountable to both UN standards and BC Women.
Each year, a committee is assembled in the spring with representatives from many sectors in British Columbia. Grades are based on the experiences of women and extensive research. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.