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The UK CEDAW Shadow Report – Women’s Equality in the UK: A health check

Sisters of Frida has been part of the UK CEDAW Working Group for some time now and Armineh Soorenian was largely responsible for collating a contribution for us about disabled women in the shadow report.

The UK CEDAW Shadow Report – Women’s Equality in the UK: A health check (http://thewomensresourcecentre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Women%E2%80%99s-Equality-in-the-UK-A-health-check.pdf)  – has been produced by the CEDAW Working Group, a coalition of 42 women’s and human rights organisations from across the UK in preparation for the examination of the UK Government by the UN CEDAW Committee in July 2013.

Zara Todd and Eleanor Lisney represented SoF at the launch last week. Here are some of the reports about the successful launch –

http://thewomensresource.tumblr.com/post/50411742451/successful-launch-of-the-uk-cedaw-shadow-report

Mentions in the press:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/13/government-cuts-reversing-gender-equality-gain

http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2013/05/fridas-sisters-ensure-un-will-examine-disabled-womens-issues/

Zara and Eleanor

Zara and Eleanor (photo by Pete Riches)

Part of the CEDAW Working Group - Eleanor with Charlotte Gage

Part of the CEDAW Working Group – Eleanor with Charlotte Gage  (photo by Pete Riches)

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