Today we met up with Charlotte in the IWRAW training on how to approach the UN systems – how best to lobby.
After which we had a meeting on how to make our oral presentation to the CEDAW committee. Given we only have one hour for 4 countries, 10 mins for the whole of the UK (if we understood it right) we need to be very precise.
We reconvened at dinner time with the other UK working group members to agree on a single joint statement and strategy for the very tight schedule. The priority areas we all agree on are the intersectional aspects of the erosion of women’s rights and access to justice.
“No ability to exhaust domestic law renders CEDAW meaningless” Cris McCurley from NE Women Network