This Scottish position statement cannot be formally submitted to the Committee, however
it does provide an opportunity for the Scottish Government to demonstrate its
commitment to CEDAW, through the showcasing of a wide range of Scottish specific
initiatives and policies which are supporting implementation of the Convention.
CEDAW was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, as such some of the
wording of the articles is outdated. The text of each CEDAW Article is included at the
start of each section in an italicised text box to provide context.