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CEDAW IN HONG KONG

 

The CEDAW in Hong Kong project is an online resource of information on the application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to Hong Kong.

From 1-2 February 1999 the United Nations CEDAW Committee heard the first Government report on behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since the resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong by the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. We feature government reports to the Committee, shadow reports by Hong Kong NGOs and Committee conclusions as well as background information on CEDAW in Hong Kong and advice for NGOs lobbying the CEDAW Committee

2012

Release of the Third Report on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the CEDAW Convention, which was submitted to the UN as part of the combined seventh and eighth reports of the People's Republic of China (PRC) under the Convention.

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For earlier Government Reports, please click here.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Hong Kong

On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981. More >>

DOCUMENTS

The First CEDAW Impact Study Final Report, with country reports on Canada, Germany, Japan, Nepal, the Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine. Introduction by Andrew Byrnes and Jane Connors. Toronto: Centre for Feminist Research, York University and the International Women's Rights Project, 2000

Documents of Particular Interest to Hong Kong

Government Reports

NGO Reports

Resources for NGOs

UN CEDAW Committee Documents

SUBMISSIONS TO GOVERNMENT

Submission to the Legco Panel on Home Affairs on the Initial Report on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, November 1998

HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION PLAN

For the paragraphs in the Hong Kong Human Rights Action Plan (HKHRAP) concerning non-discrimination against Women, please click here.

USEFUL LINKS

Click here for an overview of useful links.

FACULTY EXPERTISE

 

    
    Puja Kapai        Kelley Loper   Vandana Rajwani

 
Farzana Aslam

PUBLICATIONS

Hong Kong's International Legal Obligations Under CEDAW, by Puja Kapai, October 2013 (on “Using CEDAW To Advocate Women’s Rights: A Workshop On CEDAW Shadow Report Writing”, 26-27 October 2013)

Book Chapter: The Human Rights of Women, by Puja Kapai, 2011

PAPERS

The Human Rights of Women in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by Puja Kapai, November 2011

Implementing the CEDAW Convention in Hong Kong: Gender Policy Analysis by Moana Erickson, June 1999

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Violence against Women: Implications for Hong Kong by Andrew Byrnes, May 1999

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS


Women in Prison: An International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules, 24-27 February 2014

CCPL worked with the Dui Hua Foundation to organise an international conference on issues related to women in prison. Specifically, the conference provided a forum for leading local and regional academics, as well as international organizations who have played a role in the drafting of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the ‘Bangkok Rules’) to present research and exchange views on the implementation of the Rules.

For the photo gallery, click here.

Equality and Non-discrimination: The Two Essential Principles for the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of Women, 20 April 2002. More >>

Seminar: CEDAW in Hong Kong, 28 November 1998. More >> (including seminar papers)

FORUMS

Hong Kong Women's NGO Forum: Working with CEDAW, 7 May 2011. More >>

For all videos, click here.

RIGHTS TALKS

Building a Women's Movement to Defend Human Rights, by Mu Sochua, 25 March 2011

Young Women's Participation in Politics & Decision Making, by Elizabeth Wong, 25 March 2011

TRAINING 

Using CEDAW to Advocate Women’s Rights: a Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing , 26-27 October 2013

Training on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 27-29 March 2003. More >>