Art. 8 (2), 29, 43
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR, 1981)
Art 18 (3)
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003)
Otherwise known as the Maputo Protocol, it addresses violence against women within many of its provisions, and establishes obligations related to legal reform.
Art 14 (e)
American Convention on Human Rights (AmCHR, 1969)
Arts. 1(1), 6(1), 27(1)
Arab Charter on Human Rights (ACHR, 2004)
Arts. 3, 4, 10, 33, 34, 41, and 43
International bill of rights for women. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. The U.S. Is the only democracy, which hasn’t ratified the CEDAW.
Optional Protocol to the CEDAW (OP- CEDAW, 1999)
By ratifying the Optional Protocol, a State recognizes the competence of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women — the body that monitors States parties’ compliance with the Convention — to receive and consider complaints from individuals or groups within its jurisdiction.
It commits Member States to allow women to vote and hold public office on equal terms with men.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR, 1966)
Art. 2, 3, 26
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR, 1966).
Art. 2, 3, 7 (a)(i)
It establishes the principle and the practice of equal pay for work of equal value.
Arts. 6, 8, 23 and 53
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1949)