From Convention to Action: The Implementation of International Women’s Rights Treaties

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Urooj Bashir
Saiqa Sajjad
Nazia Ayub


This article explores the transformation of international women's rights treaties from formal conventions into actionable policies and practices within diverse national contexts. It examines the critical factors influencing the effective implementation of key international frameworks such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Through a comparative analysis of various countries' legal and institutional responses, this research identifies both the successes and challenges of translating international commitments into tangible improvements in women's rights. The study emphasizes the role of domestic legal systems, political will, civil society activism, and international oversight mechanisms in bridging the gap between international norms and local realities. By highlighting best practices and persistent obstacles, the article provides valuable insights for policymakers, advocates, and scholars aiming to enhance the efficacy of international women's rights instruments in fostering gender equality worldwide. The following article employs a qualitative research methodology.

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Bashir, U., Saiqa Sajjad, & Nazia Ayub. (2024). From Convention to Action: The Implementation of International Women’s Rights Treaties. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(2), 251-262. Retrieved from