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Right folks, we're back online at #cedaw72 #ukcedaw UK govt are answering questions from before the lunch break & then the committee will focus on articles in 2nd half of the convention. Speaker sounds a bit less energetic than before lunch - I guess it's a long day for everyone!
M. Safarov is asking about political participation. What measures are they taking to ensure more equal representation at all levels of local and national govt, judiciary etc? Also BME, disabled & muslim women? #cedaw72 #ukcedaw
He is noting the duty in Section 106 around parties sharing data on candidate selection. This should be enforced but doesn't apply in NI? Also noting particular stats for NI where representation is lower? What are they doing here especially? #cedaw72 #ukcedaw
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Starting a new thread for the CEDAW committee's questions. UK rapporteur opens by challenging the idea that women's rights will be protected after Brexit. Doesn't see evidence that rights have been properly considered in the process, except in Scotland. #ukcedaw #cedaw72
Also doesn't think mechanism generally are strong enough in the UK to protect women's rights. Progress is good but don't see enough to suggest there'll be not retrogression. Highlights absence of any reference to the Istanbul Convention. #ukcedaw #cedaw72
Wants to see CEDAW convention strengthened in UK legal system and aligned with the SDG's. Also calls for 1325 to be implemented in NI to promote women's participation in transition and to protect women from impact of Brexit. #ukcedaw #cedaw72
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Today the #CEDAW committee holds its constructive dialogue with the UK government. We asked our From Global to Local programme participants about their key issues and hopes for the review. #CEDAW72
Elysia McCaffrey of @WomenEqualities assures the committee that the UK government will continue to strive to meet its commitments under #CEDAW, and says it has taken a gender mainstreaming approach to its implementation. #CEDAW72
Elysia McCaffrey of @WomenEqualities: UK has strong human rights policy enshrined in the constitution, and its devolution policy is empowering. #CEDAW #CEDAW72
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Good morning from the .@UN 👋 We had an excellent day yesterday preparing for submissions to the CEDAW Committee and today we are back attending #CEDAW72 as the UK government will be appearing before the Committee to answer questions!
We have started now and the UK government is making its 30 minute opening statement. The #metoo movement has already been mentioned! #CEDAW72
The government delegation are highlighting the steps they have taken to promote equality, such as: doubled entitlement of free childcare; committed to assisting individuals have taken time out for caring to return to work; addressing gender pay gap. #CEDAW72
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