Tag Archives: CEDAW
By Keemi Ereme | Published: February 17, 2013
TweetFebruary 14th V was -day. Not just a day for heart shaped candies and flowers but a day for global action! A vibrant symbol of activism in the name of stopping violence against women. And yet the fervent support and cries for justice seem to have been lost within the rhetoric of Congress. A Congress [...]
By Janey | Published: August 3, 2012
TweetFrom July 9-23,2012, NGOs, ambassadors and women’s rights experts from all over the globe gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the 52nd CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee Session. State parties ratify to the Convention, which means they agree to its principles and commit [...]
By Courtroom Mama | Published: December 21, 2010
Venezuela is the only nation that recognizes the offense of "obstetric violence." But before we pack up our birthing ball and head down South America way, it's worth examining what laws without infrastructure to support them mean for women.