CEDAW issues new General Recommendation on women in and after conflict


On 18 October 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) issued its latest General Recommendation Number 30 which focuses on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations. One section is dedicated to ensuring women’s full engagement during transitional justice processes, including their participation in judicial and non-judicial transitional justice mechanisms and their right to remedy in particular for gender-based violence. These recommendations complement the CEDAW Convention and are binding on all member states.

Download the full text here.

Go to Publications and Materials for CDP’s written submission to CEDAW on this General Recommendation.

CEDAW takes up situation in Cambodia


Published by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 7 October 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is holding its periodic review of Cambodia’s report on 8 October 2013. In the preparation thereof, CEDAW heard issues presented by Cambodian civil society organizations on 7 October 2013 which also addressed gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge regime. This press release summarizes the dialogue between CEDAW and the Cambodian NGOs.

Students Call for KR Sex Crimes to Be Included in Curricula


Published by the Cambodian Daily on 26 September 2013

Following the Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation held on 24 September 2013 by CDP in cooperation with TPO and VSS, this article examines the recommendations made by the Student Panel which bore witness to the testimonies of four women survivors of gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge regime.

CDP Press Release: Students make recommendations following Women’s Hearing 2013


Issued by Cambodian Defenders Project on 26 September 2013

Following the Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation held on 24 September 2013, CDP issued this press release with the main recommendations developed by the Student Panel as a response to the public testimonies of four women who bravely spoke to end the silence on gender based violence during the Khmer Rouge.