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Seminar: Challenging Discrimination Against Women: Using CEDAW To Hold Government To Account

February 25, 2013

[Edinburgh] 18th March, 12.30 – 4pm, Radisson Hotel, 80 High St, EH1 1TH.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and signed by the UK in 1981, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. In July 2013, the UN will examine the UK government’s delivery on its CEDAW commitments.  Join this seminar to: Hear Professor Niklas Bruun, UN CEDAW Committee, speak about ‘The CEDAW Committee´s mandate and working methods:  Reflections on the Member State´s obligations relating to the reporting process’; Discuss the problems of access to justice for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence with an expert panel; Learn more about why CEDAW matters for Scottish women’s equality.  You should come along if you work for a woman’s organisation, project or network or if you are an activist who is interested in campaigning about discrimination against women.  To book a place email scotland@equalityhumanrights.com including your name, organisation and any requirements you may have including communication support, access or dietary requirements. To discuss or for assistance with booking please contact Rosemary Kilduff on 0141 228 5957 or by mini com on 0141 228 5989.

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