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Convention Aims To Eliminate Discrimination Against Women

THE Bahamas Crisis Centre has partnered with the Bahamas Women’s Watch and the United Nations to host a Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women training seminar today.

The event will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Whitney Pinder Building on First Terrace and Collins Avenue.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international convention that affirms the principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women. It was ratified by the Bahamian government in 1993.

In 2012, the CEDAW Committee recommended action on a number of pertinent issues that are central to women’s affairs in the Bahamas, including lack of knowledge of the convention and the protection that it offers, child abuse, incest, HIV, IPV, domestic violence, sexual violence, including spousal rape, citizenship issues, rights for migrant women, equal pay for equal work, protection for domestic workers, trafficking in persons (human trafficking), access to mental health care, rights and care for women in prison and the detention centre, sexual harassment and strengthening the Women’s Bureau.

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