The Women's Resource Centre wants your opinion on how the government protects and promotes women's rights and women's organisation in the UK. WRC has extended the deadline to take part in the survey till Monday 7th October.
In March 2019, the CEDAW Committee published a set of recommendations on how the UK could better protect and promote women's rights.
The UK and devolved governments have until 2023 to implement these recommendations before they must report back to the UN on progress made, although three overarching recommendations and one surrounding BREXIT must be reported on in 2021.
Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) are monitoring the progress that the Government is making towards those recommendations that have a direct impact upon women’s organisations. This survey is the beginning of this process and we will be following it up with a selection of short telephone interviews to clarify and expand some of the information if needed, followed by some regional focus groups. We will be reporting the findings before the end of the 2019.
Take the survey here
CEDAW is the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. It defines discrimination against women on a universal basis, forming an important bill of rights for women worldwide. Altogether 186 countries have become state parties to CEDAW - the UK Government ratified in 1986. These parties have an obligation to respect, protect and fulfil women's human rights.