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The EDVAW platform is the union of the most important global and regional mechanisms that deal with discrimination and violence against women.

The mechanisms that make up the platform are:

  • UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women (SRVAW)

  • UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women  (CEDAW)  

  • UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women and girls  (WGDAW)  

  • Committee of Experts on the Follow-up Mechanism of the Convention of Belém do Pará  (MESECVI)  

  • Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence  (GREVIO)  

  • Special Rapporteur of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa  (The SRWHR)  

  • Rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the Rights of Women  (AI RWHR) 

According to a publication on the United Nations website, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women announced that the intention of the EDVAW Platform is to “develop strong cooperation and synergy between the independent regional and UN mechanisms dealing with violence and discrimination against women.”

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