The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
Members of Sisters of Frida have been part of the CEDAW working Group coordinated by the Women Resource Centre for a few years, attending meetings and training sessions.
See the UK CEDAW shadow report from the Women Resource Centre’s website
See the PDF copies of all the reports created during this 2018 review session at the Women Resource Centre website
The Joint Four Nations Report which was submitted to the UN:Â CEDAW UK Four Nations Report
The England Shadow Report which was submitted to the UN:Â CEDAW England Shadow Report
The full England Shadow Report with acknowledgements which could notÂ be submitted to the UN due to word restrictions:Â Full CEDAW Shadow Report
Powerpoint on CEDAW and Disabled Women UK ( presentation for WRC s event on 30th November â€“ ‘Women and the Womenâ€™s Sector’ )
CEDAW for disabled womenÂ (Microsoft Powerpoint)
We contributed to CEDAW shadow report on legal aid reforms and women s access to justiceÂ
August 2013, we attended the 55th session in Geneva. Below are the links to that week.
NGO oral statement given by Charlotte Gage from the Womenâ€™s Resource Centre on behalf of the UK CEDAW Working Group at the 55th CEDAW Session – 15th July 2013
photos from UK CEDAW delegation (flickr)
*We would like to thank the NUJ (DMC and BirminghamCoventry Branch) and the Waltham Forest Trades Council for contributing towards travel expenses to Geneva.
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