Deputy Ombudsman gave a lecture on “Women’s Rights in International Law”

Deputy Ombudsman Teresa Anjinho gave a lecture on "Women’s Rights in International Law, especially CEDAW," at the Center for Human Rights, an autonomous institute of research and post-graduate teaching associated with the University of Coimbra.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979 and entered into force in 1981. The Convention consists of a preamble and 30 articles, 16 of which are substantive rights that must be respected, protected, guaranteed and promoted by the State.

In its Article 1, the Convention defines "discrimination against women" as: "(…) any distinction, exclusion or restriction based on sex and having as its object or effect the prejudice or nullification of the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by the woman regardless of their marital status, based on the equality of men and women, human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural and civil fields or elsewhere. "