Another speaker, a UN CEDAW
Committee member, Mrs Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia, said women lacked awareness on some of their rights.
Geneva, SANA- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) organized a workshop at the MP level on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW
) in Geneva, with the participation of Syria.
Plenty of states have ratified CEDAW
, but they have quite heterogeneous laws and traditions in place, (9) making women's rights a fertile case for the influence of external review.
The meeting in Geneva was a chance for women's organisations across the UK to advise the UN Cedaw
Committee on their key concerns before the Committee questions the UK and Welsh Governments on their record on women's rights early next year.
The accession of Oman to CEDAW
was made by Royal Decree 42/2005.
Recently local press reported that Justice Minister Mashaar al-Doleb told the parliament about the intention of the justice ministry to ratify the CEDAW
and that the international treaty has been lodged to the legislative chamber for ratification before the formal signing at the United Nations.
The Ministry in a press statement it issued Monday has described what was carried out by some newspapers on the intention of the ministry to sign CEDAW
jain, Council-woman Debra Gross, Janet Manuel, Deputy Director of the City of Pittsburgh and Personnel & Civil Services Commissioner, Mayor Bill Peduto, and Marcia Bandes, WILPF member and Chair of the Pittsburgh for CEDAW
said the risk of defamation charges deters victims from filing reports with the police.
'Suhakam calls on the government to rethink how it would like to present Malaysia to the world and cannot ignore the many embarrassing comments that the country received during the (CEDAW
) review, which Suhakam interprets as a slight to Malaysia by the international community,' Razali said.
Part III then examines the role of CEDAW
and its powers
experts visited the Philippines for almost a week, interviewing government officials and women and girls who faced violations of their human rights as a result of an executive order (EO 003) introduced in 2000 which declared the city as pro-life and acted as a de facto ban on modern contraceptives in public health centers and facilities funded by the Manila City local government.