The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a human rights framework of the UN which is exclusively devoted to gender equality. It's often referred to as the ‘women’s bill of rights’, and it spells out women’s right to equality and non-discrimination. The UK is signed up to CEDAW, and so the Government should comply with what it says about women's equality.
Engender is working to find out women's views about their rights. Find out more below.
CEDAW is a really important tool for women's equality in a number of ways:
This will help us understand your view of women’s rights in Scotland, and whether or not things are getting better. The survey is completely anonymous, and we want as many people across Scotland to fill it out as possible.
Our call for evidence gives you a chance to share your, or your organisation's, view of the policy and legislative landscape as it relates to women’s rights and equality in Scotland. It asks broad questions about women’s rights and equality in Scotland, and the actions needed to fulfil women’s rights and contribute to a more gender equal society.
We have workshops and events happening around Scotland, including online webinars focused on women living on islands, disabled women. If we don't have an event happening near you, get in contact and we can try to arrange something!
If you're already part of a group who meets regularly, you can download our resources which will guide you through discussing CEDAW in your group. You might also find it helpful for planning your own local activities.
Contact us if you want any support with organising your discussion, or if you would like us to come and run a session with your group.
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