South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW

14 Sep 2014

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South Sudan has become the latest country to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

This Convention, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, defines what constitutes discrimination against women, and commits Member States to setting up an agenda for action to support them.

Mary Apai is the Minister of Gender and Social Development in Central Equatoria State, one of South Sudan’s 10 States and seat of the National government.

Speaking to Regina Gorle, the Minister stressed the importance of implementing the convention up to grassroots level.

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