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Consultation and Collaboration

Global Rights for Women works with the United Nations in a variety of capacities.

Most recently, Global Rights for Women submitted position papers to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, on issues of great significance to GRW and its partners.  

GRW’s submission to CEDAW contains comments on CEDAW’s draft update of General Recommendation No. 19, suggesting revisions to the draft, particularly having to do with women’s access to justice. GRW’s suggested revisions aim to better hold states accountable for their obligation to prevent and protect women and girls from gender-based violence. Read GRW’s full submission here.

GRW’s submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, is in response to a call to stakeholders to identify any gaps in the current international and regional legal frameworks prohibiting violence against women and girls. GRW, along with two of its partners, Centre for Equality Advancement (Lithuania) and Women’s Support Center (Armenia), believe that the current legal frameworks are inadequate. In order to close the gap in the normative legal framework prohibiting violence against women, a new comprehensive, specific, legally binding international instrument that establishes global minimum norms and standards is necessary.  Read GRW’s full submission here.

For information on GRW’s previous work with the United Nations, click here.