Canada Makes Little Progress in Meeting its Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Treaty Obligations

Monday, July 26 2010

Canada Makes Little Progress in Meeting its Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Treaty Obligations

On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the UN CEDAW's review of Canada's 5th report on its adherence to the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Alliance (FAFIA) has issued a progress report on the Canadian government's activities to achieve full compliance with this international treaty obligation. This progress report finds that despite the efforts of Status of Women Canada to increase awareness about CEDAW and foster dialogue across departments, Unfortunately, little progress has been made on implementation of a substantive response to the Committee’s recommendations. To view this progress report in full, please go to:
http://www.fafia-afai.org/cedaw/ReportCEDAW0104.htm

FAFIA continues to work towards the federal government's adoption of a comprehensive implementation plan which would facilitate Canada's full compliance to CEDAW and help to enable the realization of women's equality rights in Canada. In the last six months, FAFIA has communicated with officials and Ministers at the federal, provincial and territorial levels regarding CEDAW. In December, FAFIA also called upon the new Prime Minister, Paul Martin, to:

FAFIA is pursuing the advancement of these policy goals through on-going lobbying and collaboration with our members, partners and friends. For a full list of FAFIA's members and its activities, please consult our website: http://www.fafia-afai.org

 

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