UN Barbados CEDAW Workshop Report


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UN Barbados CEDAW Workshop Report

October 17, 2018

As a follow-up to the combined fifth to eighth periodic CEDAW reviews of Barbados, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS, in collaboration with the ‘Institute of Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS- NBU)’, ‘Equals’ and ‘Life in Leggings: Caribbean Alliance Against Gender Based Violence’ convened a Follow-up to CEDAW Workshop with over 35 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The workshop aimed at helping CSOs identify a joint path and action items to the implementation of the CEDAW Recommendations through providing a forum for engagement of and between CSOs, relevant government entities, academia and the UN. Participants formed five groups to discuss recommendations under key thematic areas. The purpose of this report is to provide a detailed outline from CSOs on the recommended next steps.