Not long now to book your place at the International CEDAW conference! Here’s the information from One World Action;
By: Sarah Barnes, 05.11.2009 | Comments (0)
“2009 marks the 30th anniversary of CEDAW, the Global Bill of Rights for Women. Womankind Worldwide and One World Action and their partners around the world believe that the principles set out in CEDAW remain as relevant today as they did 30 years ago. However, urgent action is needed by the UK and other governments around the world to ensure that the commitments set out in this key human rights instrument are implemented swiftly and in full. We invite you to attend our International CEDAW Conference in November to discuss the successes and challenges of CEDAW and join our campaign to mobilise UK resources for women’s rights.
In solidarity, join us and our international partners from India, Peru, Nepal, Bolivia, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. Our partners will share their experiences of using CEDAW in their countries and share their recommendations for future advocacy strategies.
In one voice let us take this opportunity to develop a way forward for civil society – a robust UK sector-wide strategy that seeks to ensure the government fully commits to its international obligations under CEDAW in advancing women’s participation, building women’s capacities, and promoting women’s empowerment.”
Tagged: Amnesty Internatonal, CEDAW, Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Douglas Alexander, Feminism, Human Rights, One World Action, Theresa May, Womankind Worldwide