CEDAW Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

CEDAW Quiz: Test Your Knowledge


The International Models Project on Women's Rights (IMPOWR) is celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) 2013. Our theme this year is "CEDAW: Harnessing the Power of the Convention's Might to Promote & Enhance Global Women's Rights." This week we will focus on the seven (7) main categories or topics the Convention addresses, as represented in the IMPOWR database (www.impowr.org/research). How much do you know about CEDAW? Test your knowledge below!

  1. 1

    What does CEDAW stand for?

  2. 2

    What year did the United Nations adopt CEDAW?

  3. 3

    What year did CEDAW's Optional Protocol enter into force?

  4. 4

    CEDAW member states must file a report every ___ years?

  5. 5

    True or False. CEDAW was the first international convention to define discrimination against women comprehensively in all dimensions?

  6. 6

    How many countries have ratified CEDAW as of March 2013?

  7. 7

    CEDAW applies to:

  8. 8

    CEDAW was last ratified in 2011 by which country?

  9. 9

    The expression "Women's rights are human rights" was first coined in?

  10. 10

    Which article of the Convention has been subjected to the most reservations (i.e., objections)?

  11. 11

    On the issue of women's equal rights in marriage, CEDAW says:

  12. 12

    On the issue of gender equality, CEDAW says:

  13. 13

    In 2007, after much pressure for women's organizations such as the National Alliance of Taiwan Womens Association, Taiwan's _____ ratified the stipulations of CEDAW into its own domestic policy.

  14. 14

    _____ is the only developed nation that has not ratified the CEDAW.

  15. 15

    The six UN member states that have not ratified CEDAW are __________, Palau, Somalia, Sudan, Tonga, and the United States

  16. 16

    True or False. CEDAW calls for the legalization of prostitution.

  17. 17

    The U.S. Senate needs ____ votes to ratify CEDAW.

  18. 18

    In 2005, what country used CEDAW to eliminate discrimination against widows and daughters regarding inheritance rights?

  19. 19

    CEDAW consists of a preamble and ______ articles.

  20. 20

    In Alyne da Silva Pimental v. ______, a 2011 landmark decision, CEDAW ruled that "governments have a human rights obligation to guarantee that all women --regardless of income or racial background -

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