Conference Topic: CEDAW and gender- based violence(GBV): the progress made and the challenges for the 20 years after the Beijing
Host: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations The Japanese Association of International Women’s Rights
Location: UNHQ New York, Conference Room 1 – Conference Building
Panel discussion examining the pivotal role of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for empowerment of women through the prevention of women from gender-based violence.
— Call for Zero Tolerance of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).
— The need for comprehensive understanding of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).
— Informing men and boys through group support will help eradicate sexual violence and help change their attitude towards their women.
— Violence against women is a discrimination against women and a violation of women’s rights.
— Unlike CEDAW, the Istanbul Convention has the most defined, more dated and acceptable definition of VAWG while CEDAW has just the articles. The Istanbul Convention is very long and has 88 articles.
— Discrimination is a form of impediment to allowing women and girls to participate actively in many public and private roles.