CEDAW Update – Teresa’s Experience (Part 1 of 2)


Today WYAE is excited to hear from Teresa, another WYA intern, who attended the recent 44th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in New York City, USA.

The CEDAW was established in 1982, and is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues from around the world. The Committee

The Committee consults with countries party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979). In ensuring implementation of the Convention at the national level, members are elected to stand for roughly 4-year terms.

This is Teresa’s story.


During the month of July, we, WYA interns, have attended the CEDAW Conference at UN about the discrimination against women. We had have the opportunity to deeper understand the effort of many countries to improve the conditions of the women. I had the opportunity to share my opinions, to discuss and to learn more talking with one of the Member of The Cedaw Committee and she has appreciated the enthusiasm of the young women! I’m happy about my experience at UN because I have open my eyes about the problems of the world and the big issues and about the many different answers that the countries gave to answered them.

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