International Campaigns


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




The UK Government is due to submit its report to the CEDAW Committee in July 2017.  It is likely that the UK Government will be examined by the CEDAW Committee in 2018.

The Government at Westminster has overall responsibility for the implementation of the CEDAW standards throughout the UK.  However, the Northern Ireland Executive has responsibility locally for most of the social policy and economic issues that the CEDAW Convention is concerned with.

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