Equity or Equality for Women? Understanding CEDAW’s Equality Principles

IWRAW Occasional Paper No. 14

48 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2009

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Alda Facio

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Martha I. Morgan

University of Alabama - School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This essay argues that CEDAW’s concept of equality is what is needed to end discrimination against women. It first traces the background of the controversy over the use of the terms equity and equality in international human rights law. It then describes the CEDAW Committee’s recent attempts to emphasize the distinction between “equality” and “equity” and its continuing efforts to clarify the meaning of CEDAW’s broad concept of gender equality.

Keywords: CEDAW, concepts of equality, substantive equality

Suggested Citation

Facio, Alda and Morgan, Martha I., Equity or Equality for Women? Understanding CEDAW’s Equality Principles (2009). IWRAW Occasional Paper No. 14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1469999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1469999

Alda Facio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Martha I. Morgan (Contact Author)

University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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