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.
This August we attended the 55th session in Geneva. Below are the links to that week.
photos from UK CEDAW delegation (flickr)
*We would like to thank the NUJ (DMC and BirminghamCoventry Branch) and the Waltham Forest Trades Council for contributing towards travel expenses to Geneva.
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