Welcome to a double edition of the Weekly Round up! AWAVA has been working hard in the lead up the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women which will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. AWAVA are delighted to be sponsoring and presenting 6 parallel events at CSW 58. This year our delegation is:

  1. Julie Oberin, Chair AWAVA and WESNET and head of delegation
  2. Margaret Augerinos, AWAVA Executive Committee member and CEO Centre for Non Violence
  3. Margie Charlesworth, AWAVA Advisory Group member and Women with Disabilities Australia
  4. Tracy Howe, AWAVA Advisory Group member and CEO Domestic Violence NSW 

The last two weeks have seen a very large number of developments in the preventing violence against women sector. The passion and commitment that so many around the world show in working to prevent and eliminate violence against women is truly inspiring. AWAVA also had the privilege of being able, in conjunction with the other National Women’s Alliances, to successfully present our forum on 27th February: From International Language to Local Action: An introduction to the Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Human Rights Treaty System. We extend our thanks to all of those who contributed to this highly productive event.

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