Following WRC’s Seizing the Opportunities of CEDAW conference in London in March 2009, a UK CEDAW Working Group was established, made up of women’s sector and human rights organisations from across the UK covering a variety of areas of work and expertise, and including the women who attended and were involved in the CEDAW 2008 examination. This group has met regularly since then to work towards producing the report as well as other work and support around CEDAW in the UK for the women’s and voluntary sectors. This has included capacity building training and events on CEDAW and its Optional Protocol across the UK, media work to raise the profile and understanding of international human rights instruments, and attending the CEDAW Pre-Session Working Group meeting in Geneva in October 2012.

This is the Shadow Report from the UK CEDAW Working Group assessing the United Kingdom Government’s progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).


What is CEDAW?