United Nations Proclaims Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

On 7 November 1976, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopts Resolution 2263(XXII): Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Article 1 of the Declaration states: Discrimination against women, denying or limiting as it does their equality of rights with men, is fundamentally unjust and constitutes an offence against human dignity. This Declaration paves the way for the legally binding agreement in 1979: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Canada ratified CEDAW in 1981.