Kvinnokonventionen- självklar men frånvarande.: En kvalitativ studie om implementering av Kvinnokonventionen
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to examine the implementation of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, CEDAW, in Uppsala local council and county council. The aim is to examine how the respondents, in their daily work, understand and implement the convention as well as how they consider the prerequisites for a successful implementation. The study was conducted using qualitative interviews with three civil servants and four politicians. The theoretical approach was implementation theory whose concepts willingness, comprehension and capability were used as tools for the analysis. The results portray CEDAW as a well-known treaty amongst the respondents but at the same time absent in local politics and everyday work. The convention is perceived as an abstract and ideological document which reveals the respondents’ insufficient knowledge about CEDAW as a human rights treaty and the state´s obligation to eliminate discrimination against women. The results also indicate that unclear instructions and responsibility distribution as well as lack of resources, such as time and knowledge, obstruct successful implementation of CEDAW. In conclusion, gender equality is neither a prioritised issue in Uppsala local council and county council and nor seen as a human right.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 53 p.
UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, CEDAW, human rights, discrimination, gender equality, implementation
FN:s konvention om avskaffande av all slags diskriminering av kvinnor, Kvinnokonventionen, mänskliga rättigheter, diskriminering, jämställdhet, implementering, kommun, landsting, politiker, tjänsteman
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79235OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-79235DiVA: diva2:548420
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law