Public consultation is now open on the draft ninth periodic report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

CEDAW is the primary international legal instrument that guides women’s rights, and is often described as an international bill of rights for women. New Zealand ratified CEDAW in 1985 and regularly reports on progress.

Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women has developed the latest report in collaboration with other public sector agencies. The report responds to a list of questions from the UN CEDAW Committee. The report should be read in conjunction with this list of questions.

You can provide feedback on the report via:

  • An online survey,
  • A feedback form,
  • Email, or
  • Post.

For more information and to have your say see Aotearoa New Zealand’s Ninth CEDAW Report Consultation.

Consultation closes 24 March 2023.