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.
A podcast by Eleanor about the CEDAW review and the podcast transcript.
Concluding observations on the eight periodic report of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sisters of Frida’s CEDAW shadow report INT_CEDAW_CSS_GBR_33636_E
See the UK CEDAW shadow report from the Women Resource Centre’s website.
CEDAW England Shadow Report 2018
CEDAW England Shadow Report 2018 (Full, Not submitted)
CEDAW List of Issues and Questions
Evaluation of the CEDAW list of Issues
FINAL UK 4 nations oral statement to CEDAW
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
Oral Intervention to CEDAW Pre-sessional working group for the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland, 23 July 2018
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 women MS Powerpoint
We contributed to CEDAW shadow report on legal aid reforms and women s access to justice
August 2013, we attended the 55th session in Geneva. Below are the links to that week.
The UK CEDAW Shadow Report â€“ Womenâ€™s Equality in the UK: A healthÂ check
Appendix 36: General Recommendation 18 – Disabled women
Day 1 Meeting the CEDAW working group UK delegation inÂ Geneva
Disabled women in Geneva for the 55th session of CEDAW questioning UK government on womenâ€™sÂ rights
Day 1 Oral presentations to the CEDAWÂ committee
Press release on NGOs presentations onÂ CEDAW
Day 2 Cedaw Lunch timeÂ briefing
Day 3 UK Government CEDAWÂ examination
Oral Statement (CAPE VERDE) to CEDAW Committee 55th session (from disabled womenÂ association)
Statement for CEDAW Comittee Status of Women with Disabilities in the Republic ofÂ Serbia
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
NGO ORAL PRESENTATION UNITED KINGDOM Presented at the 55th CEDAW Session, Geneva July 8-19Â 2013 (text)(lost)
UK CEDAW Working Group_oral statement_Geneva 2012_FINAL-1
photos from UK CEDAW delegation (flickr)
Using CEDAW to reach Equality – Women Resource (facebook)
Recommendations on disabled women for the UK Govt from CEDAWÂ committee
*We would like to thank the NUJ (DMC and Birmingham Coventry Branch) and the Waltham Forest Trades Council for contributing towards travel expenses to Geneva.
Mentioned in Guardian Society Daily by Claire Horton thanks to Lisa Ellwood @Creative Crip
Article by John Pring Disability News Service in The Fed Online
UK challenged on treatment of disabled and older women Ekklesia
NICEM welcomes CEDAW ConcludingÂ Observations
When cuts cost lives: womenâ€™s economic independence and domestic violence
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