This Shadow Report is a collective effort developed from research, information and testimony provided by a number of NGOs who are concerned about discrimination against women (see Appendix 1). In June 2004, a consultation meeting was organised for the purpose of disseminating information about the Convention and gathering data for this Shadow Report. The writing of this report was
undertaken by a collective of NGOs who volunteered at the consultation.

The scope of this Shadow Report is limited and the information is mostly gathered from London based NGOs. It has not been possible to include information about each equality strand under each article. This report is designed to complement the Shadow Reports of the Women's National Commission and WOMANKIND Worldwide et al and as such, we have avoided, as far as possible, duplication of
information. As a result, we have not reported on Articles 3, 4, 5 or 14.


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