Joint NGO follow up report to CEDAW Review

August 7, 2012

In 2010 Australia was reviewed before the CEDAW committee (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) and was asked to report back in two years (ie this year!) for a mid-term review on two particular issues:
1) Violence against women – including the implementation of the National Plan;
2) Special measures being taken to increase participation in politics and public life by Indigenous and CALD women; efforts to improve education, health, social services and access to justice for Indigenous women.

A joint NGO follow-up report, coordinated by the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women?s Alliance, outlines ongoing challenges and concerns in these two priority areas. ALHR is proud to lend its name to the list of endorsements, and we encourage you to have a look at this excellent report, which can be accessed via the link below