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Status of Women Committee

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The Status of Women Committee:

  • –links members of the UNAA (Victorian Division) working on matters that impact on women’s lives in Australia and internationally
  • –promotes awareness in Victoria of the role of the UN, its agencies and the UN human rights treaty system, including the work of the Commission on the Status of Women, and periodic reviews under Conventions such as CEDAW, particularly in relation to the situation of the most vulnerable members of the community
  • –supports research and advocacy work on matters such as gender equality, and priority issues on the UN agenda as well as Australia’s progress in these areas.
  • encourages liaison between government, researchers and member-based organizations CSOs/NGOs.

Status of Women Committee meetings are held at lunchtime once a month.