Workshop at WAVE Conference:

From 17-20 October 2012, the 14th WAVE-Conference was held in London.
At the Conference, Rights4Change and WAVE hosted a workshop on International law as a tool to enforce women’s human rights to life free of violence.
Angelika Kartush from WAVE office gave a presentation on the CEDAW individual complaints procedure, and how this has been used in cases of Violence Against Women. After that Rights 4 Change expert Margreet de Boer presented the methodology of Human Rights Impact Assessment, and used DOVA to discuss with participants the human rights aspects of the limited access of undocumented women to shelters. Participants also discussed how the use of international standards could strengthen their advocacy. Some organisations expressed their interest at using DOVA  to assess existing or upcoming laws and policies.  


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