National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) UK
Statement to CSW 57
The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (UK), NAWO, is an umbrella for women’s organisations – service, campaigning and lobbying, networks, single or multi-issue, working in local, regional, national and international arenas. All members of theAlliancemust subscribe to CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action; these international instruments hold groups (faith groups for example) that might otherwise disagree, together. All in NAWO seek gender equality and women’s access to their human rights globally as well as at home. With violence against women in all its forms evident and pervasive throughout the world cruelly preventing women and girls – including infants and very young girls – from accessing their human rights and leading reasonable lives, NAWO believes that the two-week session of CSW, valuable as it is, and hopeful as we are of a successful outcome, is insufficient. Hence NAWO urges the Commission on the Status of Women to seek the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence with the addition of a new mechanism that should provide greater power and hence a more rapid achievement of the shared goal.
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