West Coast LEAF Releases CEDAW Report Card

November 9, 2011

As reported by the Clicklaw Blog, the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has issued its 2011 CEDAW Report Card, which measures women’s rights in BC.

The report card grades the BC provincial government on its compliance with the United Nations CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women), where an “A” means fulfillment of CEDAW obligations and satisfaction of the concerns of the CEDAW Committee, and an “F” means total inaction or detrimental action.

This year’s highest mark, a B-, went to women’s health care. The lowest mark, an F, went to the women and access to justice category, for the third year in a row. For more details, citations, and an explanation of each grade, see the full report.

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