This website provides information about the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  It aims to:

  • improve awareness of the Optional Protocol and the jurisprudence of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • assist women and their advocates to use the Optional Protocol
  • facilitate access to resources about the Optional Protocol
  • foster debate about the Optional Protocol and the CEDAW Committee’s jurisprudence
  • facilitate the cross-fertilisation of women’s rights jurisprudence.