The circle of empowerment: twenty-five years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

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Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2007 - History - 410 pages
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Essays and personal reflections from former and current CEDAW committee members on discrimination against women.

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Contents

MESSAGE ON CEDAWS TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY
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RELATIONSHIPS WITH UN CONFERENCES
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UNIVERSALIZING WOMENS HUMAN RIGHTS
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Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling, a member of the CEDAW Committee since 1989, is currently a lecturer and consultant on human rights in Europe and Asia. She has made contributions to various functions of the Committee, making it the strong and well-respected human rights organization that it is recognized as today. Cees Flinterman, member of the CEDAW Committee since 2002, is a professor of international law at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He served on the Dutch delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women and was heavily involved in the formulation and adoption of CEDAW's Optional Protocol. Kofi Atta Annan is a diplomat of Ghanaian ancestry who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007. Annan was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace, jointly with the United Nations, "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.