Zambia's new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Women News Network

The protections of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) are being integrated into the new draft Zambian constitution. CEDAW works to cease discrimination and human rights violations against women, country by country. The current draft constitution provides Zambia an opportunity to correct years of injustice towards women, as activists hope it will address women's access to land and education, and women's stakes in decision-making and political participation. Public reports in Zambia state that a majority of the population approves the direction of this progressive document.