The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) is a treaty of the United Nations adopted in 1979 and since ratified by 197 countries. The United States remains one of the few countries yet to adopt the CEDAW treaty, however, in December 2017, the County of Santa Clara became the 9th county in the nation to adopt a resolution affirming CEDAW and created a task force to serve as an advisory body to the board.
For the next three years, distinguished leaders met to analyze County programs and services from a gender perspective and make recommendations to help the County meet the needs of vulnerable women and girls. Ultimately the goal was to allow decision makers to be better informed regarding the impact to women and girls of programs, policies and procedures.
The compendium of reports and a gender analysis framework can be found in the Quick Links.