General recommendation No. 30 of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations
12 May 2023
Protecting women’s human rights at all times, advancing substantive gender equality before, during and after conflict and ensuring that women’s diverse experiences are fully integrated into all peacebuilding, peacemaking and reconstruction processes are important objectives of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
In this regard, General Recommendation No. 30 of Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is a landmark document giving authoritative guidance to countries that have ratified CEDAW on concrete measures to ensure women’s human rights are protected before, during and after conflict. It also affirms CEDAW’s linkages with the UN Security Council women, peace and security agenda.
What are General Comments/Recommendations? Each of the UN treaty bodies publishes its interpretation of the provisions of its respective human rights treaty in the form of “general comments” and “general recommendations”.
This document was translated and published within the frame of the project “Protecting human rights of vulnerable groups in Azerbaijan”, funded by European Union and implemented by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.