CEDAW Committee Updates (Nov 2020)


APWW wishes to congratulate the incoming and re-elected CEDAW Committee Members.  We acknowledge the outstanding support of candidates from the Asia Pacific Region,  Ms Bandana Rana (Nepal) and Ms Rosario G Manalo (Philippines) for their re-election to the  committee.  We   welcome incoming CEDAW members  Ms Natasha Stott-Despoja AO, (Australia)  and Ms Xia Jie (China).    APWW looks forward to working with you and other committee members as you progress through your office.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  The CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

Bandana Rana
Rosario G Manalo
Natasha Stott Despoja AO
Xia Jie






The CEDAW Committee Elections took place on the 9 Nov 2020. The following 11 candidates out of 18 nominees were elected / re-elected:

Nicole Ameline,(France), Marion Bethel (Bahamas), Leticia Bonifaz Alfonzo (Mexico), Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen (Netherlands), Hilary Gbedmemah (Ghana), Nahla Haida El Addal (Lebanon), Dalia Leinarte (Lithuania), Rosario G Manalo (Philippine), Bandana Rana (Nepal), Natasha Stott-Despojer (Australia), Jie Xia (China)

The new members of the Committee are

Leticia Bonifaz Alfonzo (Mexico),  Natasha Stott -Despojer (Australia),  Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen (Netherlands) and Jie Xia (China).



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