"Taking CEDAW Seriously" Conference Report
Friday, September 8, 2006 12:59 PM

A report on the conference “Taking CEDAW Seriously” has been released.  This conference took place on 23 March 2006 and was hosted by the Women’s Human Rights Alliance in co-operation with the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. The conference included many prominent speakers on various issues related to CEDAW, including monitoring its implementation, using it as a legal tool to eliminate discrimination, the feminist perspective and ensuring the treaty's relevancy at the local level.

The keynote speaker  was Shanthi Dariam, the CEDAW committee member from Malaysia.  She spoke on how to use CEDAW to achieve equality for women.

The report includes papers from the conference written by the speakers as well as meeting notes from conferences in Belfast and Dublin at which Dariam spoke.

Compiled from: WHRA-Ireland, available at  http://www.whra-ireland.org/index.html; "Taking CEDAW Seriously" Conference Report, Women's Human Rights Alliance, Press Release, 30 August 2006.