SRVAW Asia-Pacific Consultation on Women's Rights Protections with Rashida Manjoo

The UNSW School of Social Sciences and the Australian Human Rights Centre will host a pre-conference consultation led by Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and Professor, Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town. This invitation-only session will take the form of a structured dialogue with participants on the challenges of holding states to their obligations in reducing and preventing violence against women (VAW). The Special Rapporteur is also hoping to facilitate discussion with participants on how best to address the normative gap in international human rights law as regards VAW. Responses from this consultation may be included in the SRVAW’s 2015 report to the UN Human Rights Council. 

The consultation will take place on 10 February 2015, 9:30am-12:30pm, followed by a light lunch. Participation is free of charge but limited to 50 delegates who have paid the full conference registration fees and applied to attend via the Expression of Interest (EOI) link below. The EOI deadline was on 28 November 2014, but the online form has remained open for people who would like to be ‘waitlisted’ in case additional spaces become available. Preference will be given to applicants who are actively engaged in women’s rights protections in the Asia-Pacific region as policy makers, advocates, activists, practitioners or researchers.

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