"For the purposes of the present convention, the term 'discrimination against women' shall mean any distinction, exclusion, or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment of exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural civil or any other field."
DocumentUN (CEDAW): Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, art. 1
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on sex.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates based on sex.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates for reasons such as political opinion or affiliation (past and present).
- Registration must not be restricted among potential voters based on political opinion, affiliation (past or present), or membership in a political party.