Breaking the Chain: CEDAW’s Role in Women’s Empowerment

Breaking the Chain: CEDAW’s Role in Women’s Empowerment

Smirtha G[1] and Madhumitha S[2]

[1] Law Student, 4th Year, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), Sastra School of Law, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

[2] Law Student, 4th Year, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), Sastra School of Law, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.


The essence of the article, which is “Breaking Chain: CEDAW’s Role in Women’s empowerment,” is illustrated by this brief abstract. The Article investigates the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a transforming force. The article illuminates CEDAW’s evolution as a reliable force against systemic obstacles that hinder women’s progress, drawing on an outline of the past. The metaphorical concept of “breaking the chain” becomes the central theme, symbolizing the liberation and empowerment embedded in CEDAW’s principles. The main elements of the article are highlighted in the Abstract, namely that CEDAW has a multifaceted impact on all areas of economic, education, political life. The real-world examples vividly show how the Convention has played a key role in removing discriminatory practices and enabling women to take on their own roles of influence and equality. It also highlights the ongoing commitment that is needed to fully exploit CEDAW’s potential, even though it recognises some of the issues which remain. It shall establish the CEDAW as a guiding force, encouraging countries to move forward towards a world where gender equality is not only an aspiration but a concrete reality.

Finally, it is a call for readers to recognize CEDAW’s role in emancipating females from systemic inequalities is implicit in the abstract. This is a simple call for action, asking people to take an active role in building on the current story of empowerment and break barriers that prevent women around the world from reaching their full potential.


CEDAW, Discrimination, inequality, Women, exploitation, stereotypes, upliftment, substantive equality


CEDAW also called as Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women is a United Nation Organisation which was developed for the purpose of establishing the protection for women and girls against discrimination which is prevalent in the society and for their upliftment. This convention was first developed on 18th December, 1979 and then it was accepted as treaty on 3rd September, 1981. This treaty gained Importance during 2014 where 188 countries have accepted this treaty and started implementing it for the welfare of women, while 104 countries have acceded to follow Optional Protocol. India accepted this treaty on 9th July, 1993. The aim behind enforcement of this convention is to provide women human rights and fundamental rights which has been violated. However, there are lots of obstacles as many countries still lacks clarity on this regard as there is no proper enforcement and many women doesn’t even what their rights are and how to exercise them.

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