The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is a United Nations treaty that focuses on women’s rights and women’s issues worldwide. It is both an international women’s rights bill and an agenda for action. Originally adopted by the United Nations in 1979, almost all Member States approved the document. Obviously absent is the United States, which has never officially done so. Countries that ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women agree to take concrete steps to improve the status of women and eliminate discrimination and violence against women. The agreement focuses on three key areas. In each area, specific provisions are outlined. As envisaged by the United Nations, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an action plan that requires ratification of the country to achieve full compliance. Civil rights: including voting rights, the right to hold public office and public office; the right not to be discriminated against in education, employment and economic and social activities; the equality of women in civil and commercial matters; the choice of spouse, parenthood, individual rights And have equal rights in the control of property.