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Pressing for progress: women’s rights and gender equality in 2018

Executive Summary

This is the executive summary of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) full report on the state of women’s rights and gender equality in 2018. It represents our formal response to the UK Government’s eighth periodic report to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. It assesses the progress on women’s rights since 2013, when the implementation of the rights included in the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was last examined by the UN. By ratifying CEDAW in 1986, the UK Government pledged to be bound by the obligations contained therein.