on the Elimination
of all forms of Discrimination
Against Women (CEDAW)

Guidelines for Reporting
on Article 14

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2005


Table of Contents

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Part 1 - CEDAW

What is Article 14?
Forms of discrimination against women
How and where to find information
Useful references
How to organise the collection of information on rural women
Key questions concerning rural women

Part 2 - The role of FAO

FAO and the technical cooperation programme
FAO's contribution to the implementation of CEDAW on land tenure
FAO's background in land rights
FAO and the Gender and Development Plan Of Action (2002-2007)
FAO and the World Food Summit: five years later


Annex 1: Article 14: rural women
Annex 2: Actions planned by FAO
Annex 3: Guidelines on initial and periodic reports prepared by the committee

A. The initial report

Contents of the report
Annexes to the report

B. Guidelines for subsequent periodic reports

Measures to implement outcomes of United Nations conferences, summits and reviews
Reservations and declarations
Optional protocol

C. Format of the report
D. The Committee's consideration of reports

List of issues and questions with respect to periodic reports
The States Party s delegation

E. Post-review guidelines