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Title: Beijing Experts Discuss Shadow Report to CEDAW
Category: Achievements
Keyword: Beijing, Experts, Shadow Report, CEDAW

A symposium was held in Beijing from December 2-3, 2012, at which more than 40 representatives from Chinese NGOs, educational institutions and UN Women discussed the revision of the shadow report to Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

In attendance were representatives from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Peking University, Tsinghua University, China Women’s University, International Liaison Department of the ACWF, UN Women, Institute of Women's Studies of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), and other organizations.

Director of the Institute of Women's Studies of the ACWF Tan Lin and Program Coordinator at UN Women Guo Ruixiang gave speeches at the symposium. Former Director of the International Liaison Department of the ACWF and Member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Zou Xiaoqiao introduced the key content of the shadow report.

Attendees discussed the first draft of the report and proposed relevant suggestions. The construction, key content and revision points of the report were confirmed and the attendees made a plan for the next stage.

Shadow reports are a method for NGOs to supplement or present alternative information to the periodic government reports that State parties are required to submit under treaties.


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