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Swaziland due for CEDAW State Party Report in June

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eSwatini due for its State Party report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in June 2018.


Swaziland due to submit its state party report under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women (CEDAW) on the 1st June 2018
Swaziland acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 26th March 2004.
The accession attested to the country’s recognition of discrimination against women as a problem and to Government’s commitment to recognize and promote women’s rights in the attainment of gender equality.
On the same date, the country also acceded to the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) as well as the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) which all contain the recognition and protection of important fundamental human rights also applicable to women.
The accession to CEDAW was followed just a year later when, in a historic development on 26th July 2005, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland was adopted.
The Constitution’s entrenchment of provisions pertaining to equality, non-discrimination and the rights and freedoms of women can be viewed as being part of the implementation of measures aimed at domesticating CEDAW and a further confirmation of the commitment to the principles of equality and non discrimination espoused and promoted by the Convention.