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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: Quiz


Question 1: Many ________ countries view the CEDAW as culturally biased towards the Western nations and have consequently placed reservations on the elements that they see as in fundamental contradiction with Islamic Sharia law.
MosqueIslamic schools and branchesMuslim historyIslam

Question 2: The ________ is a side-agreement to the Convention which allows its parties to recognise the competence of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to consider complaints from individuals.
Human rightsOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenOptional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsUniversal Declaration of Human Rights

Question 3: In 2007, after much pressure from women's organizations such as the National Alliance of Taiwan Women's Associations, Taiwan's ________ ratified the stipulations of CEDAW into its own domestic policy.
National People's CongressLegislative YuanState Great KhuralKnesset

Question 4: The ________ is the only developed nation that has not ratified the CEDAW.
AlaskaUnited StatesCanadaPhilippines

Question 5: ________
ProstitutionSpousal rapeDeclaration on the Elimination of Violence Against WomenWomen's rights

Question 6: The CEDAW has been controversial for statements seen by ________ as promoting radical feminism.
RapeAbortionConcerned Women for AmericaNational Organization for Women

Question 7: The ________ has signed, but not yet ratified.
PhilippinesAlaskaUnited StatesCanada

Question 8: The seven UN member states that have not ratified the convention are ________, Nauru, Palau, Somalia, Sudan, Tonga, and the United States.
AzerbaijanIran–Iraq WarIraqIran

Question 9: The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international convention adopted in ________ by the United Nations General Assembly.

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