This call came through on email from the North East Women’s Network.
“IF YOU CAN PROVIDE ANY EVIDENCE, PLEASE REGISTER AN INITIAL RESPONSE BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL HERE.
In October 2012 NEWomen’s Network published “Findings and Recommendations from Interim Case Study: The impact of austerity measures upon women in the North East of England”. NEWN is now in the process of updating the case study to inform the shadow report being submitted by Women’s Resource Centre to the to the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) examination in Geneva in July 2013.
If you have any stories data, information, case studies, research or any other forms of evidence (including stories and testimonies of women themselves) about the impact of the welfare reforms and austerity measures upon:
- The lives of women in the North East and their children, families and the community
- Cuts to women’s community and voluntary organisation
- Cuts to women’s only services
If you have any evidence at all please register your details (it will only take a minute or so) and one of the researchers will contact you to arrange to follow up it up.
NEWomen’s Network intends to deal with the issues that are at the heart of the current economic crisis and tackle the underlining causes of women’s inequality and CEDAW provides us with a framework with which to do this. CEDAW was established in 1979 and is often referred to as the Women’s International Billof Rights. Unlike domestic UK and European legislation on gender discrimination and equal treatment, the Convention is solely concerned with the position of women rather than discrimination faced by both sexes (which would include discrimination against men). CEDAW places obligations on the countries that have agreed to the Convention, to eliminate discrimination against women in all its forms.