Cedaw Thematic Shadow Report 2003 - Violence Against Women in the UK

The report has been produced with WOMANKIND Worldwide, a UK-based charity ONG. The authors welcome the increased attention from government to the issue of violence against women and girls over the past four years. However, CEDAW Report argues that the UK is still not in compliance with the responsibilities of states as elaborated in the Beijing Platform for Action. The Report presents in the overall conclusions and insights that government is failing to meet standards of human rights protection and promotion with respect to women because of limited financial investment and lack of strategic infrastructure and oversight.Shadow Report

Relation: Rainbo Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Merseyside Refugee Women’s Resource Project Say Women South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) Southall Black Sisters Truth About Rape West Yorkshire Justice for Women Women Living Under Muslim Laws Women’s Aid Federation of England Women’s Design Service


Womankind Worldwide (Purna Sen, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics Cathy Humphreys, School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick Liz Kelly, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University)


Domestic Violence Research Group, University of Bristol Eaves Housing for Women FORWARD Greater London Domestic Violence Project ImKaan International Planned Parenthood Federation Lilith Project London Centre for Personal Safety London Justice For Women Northern Ireland Women’s Aid Federation Poppy Project


Women’s National Commission, Amnesty International and Indigo Trust




Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)