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Malaysia acceded to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. As a signatory to CEDAW, Malaysia is reviewed by the UN every four years. NGOs can participate in the UN review process by submitting reports on the government’s compliance with CEDAW.

The government submitted its Third through Fifth Periodic Report to the CEDAW Committee in September 2016. Pursuant to this, WAO and the Joint Action Group coordinated the 2019 NGO report, “The Status of Women’s Human Rights: 24 Years of CEDAW in Malaysia”.

Click on the image below to view the report:


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