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23 10, 2014

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

By |October 23rd, 2014|Plans & Agreements|0 Comments

On 15 February 2011 the Australia Government published Safe and Free from Violence – The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-22 (The National Plan), outlining a 12-year strategy to address domestic and sexual violence by coordinating action across all Australian governments and communities. The National Plan is based on four three-year rolling Action [...]

22 10, 2014

Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

By |October 22nd, 2014|Plans & Agreements|0 Comments

What is CEDAW? The United Nations Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, is an  international treaty that Australia is signatory to.  Many countries around the world, including Australia, signed on to this convention and agreed to try and implement mechanisms in their country to eliminate discrimination against women.   What does it aim [...]

21 10, 2014

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Commission on the Status of Women

By |October 21st, 2014|Plans & Agreements|0 Comments

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted at the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. It is an internationally agreed plan for achieving equality for women across 12 critical areas – poverty, education and training, health, the economy, power and decision-making, human rights, armed conflict, institutional mechanisms, the [...]