temporary special measures
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Measures aimed at accelerating the improvement of the position of women with a view to achieving substantive equality with men, and to effect the structural, social and cultural changes necessary to correct past and current forms and effects of discrimination against women, as well as to provide them with compensation for inequalities and harm suffered.
Additional notes and information
CEDAW Committee (2004). General Recommendation No 25 on Article 4, paragraph 1 − Temporary Special Measures. Available at: