The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women has released comments on the reports of fifteen states parties on their implementation of CEDAW.
- New anti-trafficking laws in Colombia and Greece
- Vietnam's new law on gender equality and its serious progress in economic equality
- Nicaragua's efforts to mainstream gender equality principles into agriculture, socio-economic development, and higher education
- The Maldives' prohibition on the election of women to the presidency and vice-presidency
- India's failure to revise colonial-era legislation to broaden the definition of rape and address child abuse
- Suriname's discriminatory marriage and inheritance laws
And, lest we forget, one serious lowlight: the United States' failure to ratify CEDAW, let alone subject its gender practices to the scrutiny of the Committee . . .