'Baseline report on violence against women in Bangladesh', International Women Rights Action Watch (IWRAW
), Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur.
A new IWRAW
guide, New Guidelines for Human Rights Treaty Reporting: Opportunities for Women's Human Rights NGOs, explains the Common Core Document in more detail and is available on this site.
This guide was prepared by IWRAW
Director Marsha A.
Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was established in 2000 as a series of related projects designed to help develop NGO expertise and provide tools for using the Covenant to promote and protect women's human rights in view of the Committee's intention to adopt a General Comment on equality.
The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW
) and other international nongovernmental organizations have given their support out of a common interest in getting CEDAW enforced.
One of the most important incentives for NGO participation is a special seminar or workshop for NGOs, scheduled the weekend prior to CEDAW's and the Commission's formal sessions, conducted respectively by IWRAW
and the ICJ.
Two valuable sources of information are the newsletter MUJER/FEMPRESS, published in Spanish and covering the Americas region (Casilla 16-637, Santiago 9, Chile), and the publication of the International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW
) that circulates throughout the world and reports on advances and problems faced by women (IWRAW/WPPD, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.
(11) For an interesting overview of ways in which women around the world are using CEDAW to demand their rights, please see IWRAW
's The Women's Watch, vol.
Organised by the Gender and Community Development Network (GENCOMNET) and the International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW
) Asia Pacific, this training session was held to equip NGOs in Vietnam with the skills to write a CEDAW shadow report.
Alternatively, contact IWRAW
or the CESCR Secretariat for information on the status of particular country reports.