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Status of Ratification of UN ConventionS on the Rights of Women
Country Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (1979)  Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (1999) Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages (1962)
Algeria 22/05/ 1996 a
Angola 17 /09/ 1986 a 01/11/2007 a
Benin 12/03/1992 25/05/2000 s 19/10/1965 a
Botswana 13/08/ 1996 a 21/02/2007 a
Burkina Faso 14/10/ 1987 a   10/10/2005  08/12/1964 a
Burundi 08/01/1992 13/11/2001 s -           
Cameroon 23 /08/ 1994   07/01/ 2005 a -           
Cape Verde 0 5 /12/ 1980 a 10/10/2011 a -           
Central African Republic 21/06/ 1991 a -            -           
Chad 09 /06/ 1995 a 26/09/2012 (s) -           
Comoros 31/10/ 1994 a -            -           
Congo Brazzaville 26/07/ 1982  29/10/ 2008 s -           
Cote d’Ivoire  18/12/ 1995  20/01/2012 a 18/12/1995 a
Democratic Republic of Congo 17 /10/ 1986  -            -           
Djibouti 02/12/ 1998 a -            -           
Egypt 18/09/ 1981  -            -           
Equatorial Guinea 23/10/ 1984 a 16/10/2009 a -           
Eritrea 05/10/ 1995 a -            -           
Ethiopia 10/10/1981 -            -           
Gabon 21/01/ 1983  05/11/2004 a -           
The Gambia 16/04/ 1993  -            -           
Ghana 02/01/1986   02/03/2011 -           
Guinea 09/08/1982 -            24/01/1978 
Guinea Bissau 23/08/ 1985    05/08/2009 -           
Kenya  09/03/ 1984 a -            -           
Lesotho 22/08/ 1995  24/09/2004 -           
Liberia 17/07/ 1984 a 22/09/2004 s 16/09/2005 a
Libya 16/05/ 1989 a 18/06/2004 a 06/09/2005 a
Madagascar 17 /03/ 1989  07/09/2000s -           
Malawi 12/03/ 1987 a 07/09/2000s -           
Mali 10/09/1985 05/12/2000 a 19/08/1964 a
Mauritania 10/05/ 2001 a -            -           
Mauritius 09/07/ 1984 a 31/10/2008 -           
Morocco 21/06/ 1993 a -            -           
Mozambique 21/04/ 1997 a 04/11/ 2008 a -           
Namibia 23/11/ 1992 a 26/05/2000 -           
Niger 08/10/ 1999 a 30/09/2004 a 01/12/1964 a
Nigeria 13/06/ 1985  22/11/2004 -           
Rwanda 02/03/1981 15/12/2008 a 26/09/2003 a
Sao Tome & Principe 03/06/2003 06/09/2000s -           
Senegal 05/02/ 1985  26/05/2000 -           
Seychelles 05/05/ 1992 a   03/01/2011 -           
Sahrawi Arab  -            -            -           
Sierra Leone 11/11/1988  08/09/2000 s -           
Somalia -            -            -           
South Africa 15/12/ 1995  18/10/2005 a 29/01/1993 a
South Sudan 30/04/2015 a 30/04/2015 a -           
Sudan -            -            -           
Swaziland 26/03/ 2004 a -            -           
Tanzania 20/07/ 1985  -            -           
Togo 26/09/ 1983 a -            -           
Tunisia 20/09/ 1985  23/09/2008 a 24/01/1968 a
Uganda 22/07/ 1985  -            -           
Zambia 21 /06/ 1985  29/09/2008 s -           
Zimbabwe 13/05/ 1991 a -            23/11/1994 a

Key: s= Signature , a= Accession

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