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It is 18 years since Pakistan signed the UN Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). However, Pakistan falls far short of its commitment to the international community to ensure equal rights for women. By not implementing the provisions of CEDAW, the Pakistani government is – to put it bluntly – cheating the international community, apart from, of course, perpetuating discrimination against half of its citizens. Every year the shadow report put together by NGOs attempts to tell the truth about the status of women in Pakistan.