International Campaigns


Submission to the Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)




The UK Government will be examined by the CEDAW Committee in February 2019.  NIWEP will submit a shadow report to this examination, providing evidence on gender equality and the reality of women's lives in Northern Ireland. A 'list of issues' submission, responding to a report submitted by the UK government to the CEDAW Committee, has been made as a starting point and is available below. 

CEDAW report – Copy 6 Dec 2013

NIWEP have brought together in one document the submission they made to the CEDAW Committee in July 2013, the oral statement that was made on behalf of the women of Northern Ireland and the Concluding Observations from the examination of the UK Government by the CEDAW Committee in July 2013.


The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV/AIDS

Agreed Conclusions (Advanced Unedited Version)

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Tuesday, 22 February to Friday, 4 March 2011.  NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC (NIWEP) have an opportunity to submit a written report to the Secretary General and NIWEP have submitted a Statement to CSW

This report was written by Louise Kennedy from Women’s Aid NI and Emma Johnston YouthAction and kindly sponsored by the Department for Justice. CSW report 57 -VAW