SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

What is Cedaw? A Workshop by Women's Resource Centre (WRC)

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Date: 24 October 2020Time: 11:00 AM

Finishes: 24 October 2020Time: 1:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

About this Event

CEDAW is the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Discrimination Against Women – also called the International Bill of Rights for Women.

For decades, Women’s Resource Centre has been coordinating work around CEDAW in the UK including the production of the Shadow Report which provides an accurate and true account of the status of women’s rights in the UK and is submitted to the monitoring body (the Committee) to CEDAW. The CEDAW Committee use the Shadow Report for evidence in their examination of the UK Government.

CEDAW is an important mechanism for women’s rights, however it is underused in the UK. This discussion ith Women’s Resource Centre’s CEO Vivienne Hayes, will look at what CEDAW is and how you can use it to strengthen your activism, your organisation and lobbying voice.

The UNA Global South Action Committee and the Women's Resource Centre is hosting a workshop on the The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). What is it? How is it being used in the UK today? How can it be used in feminist campaigning going forward?

This event is part of the Virtual SOAS Festival of Ideas, a week-long series of virtual events. The festival includes: panel discussions, student led installations, masterclasses, keynote lectures, a public debate for/against on Decolonising Knowledge and a Verbatim performance by Bhuchar Boulevard on ‘Decolonising Not Just a Buzzword’ capturing SOAS conversations about the need to decolonise its imperial mission.

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Organiser: SOAS Festival of Ideas, SOAS Centre for African Studies

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