CEDAW Reporting Processes

Engaging with CEDAW and the CEDAW Committee Reporting Processes

Many WAVE partners are already using CEDAW and engaging with CEDAW shadow reporting processes. This learning focus aims to provide a space to:

  • Share learning about your approaches to CEDAW shadow reporting – what is working well? What could you learn from others?
  • Provide some resources you can use as a reference guide for engaging with CEDAW
  • Share experiences about using CEDAW. What tools do we need?

Discussion and Webinar Links

This section will be updated with links to webinars and notes from any working group discussions.

News and Opportunities

This section will be updated with any news on CEDAW reporting processes in WAVE partner countries as well as any training opportunities.

Useful Resources

An Introduction to CEDAW
These resources provide an introduction to CEDAW. They may be useful for staff in your organisations who have not worked with CEDAW or to use with duty bearers in your advocacy and programme work.


CEDAW Shadow Reporting
This section includes resources on CEDAW shadow reporting and tools for facilitating the shadow reporting process.


Using CEDAW for advocacy
This section provides some resources on how to use CEDAW recommendations to support advocacy campaigns.

  • Women’s Resource Centre, Summary_of_CEDAW_recommendations
    • An interesting model for CSOs/coalitions that have supported shadow reporting to map the issues that are being identified by CEDAW and to identify advocacy, programming and future reporting priorities.
  • International Land Coalition How to use CEDAW as an advocacy tool
    • Although written specifically from a women’s land rights perspective, this document has a good 2 page (p3-4) overview of how CSOs can engage with CEDAW


Further Reading 

Please click on the link above for further resources and reading on CEDAW processes.


Examples of shadow reports
This section provides examples of previous shadow reports submitted by WAVE partners or Civil Society Coalitions which WAVE partners have engaged with.