Public Consultation on Women’s Rights Treaty (CEDAW)

The Human Rights Commission (Commission) is hosting a series of open forum consultations across Aotearoa for women in regard to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

We know that the human rights issues of violence and abuse, poverty, employment, access to healthcare, data collection, and human trafficking affect women. We want to hear from you about your experience with these and other issues. We also want to hear about your proposed solutions and recommendations.

An opportunity to speak and to listen, this hui will be facilitated by the Commission’s staff. The information we gather about your priority human rights issues will form the basis of our submission to the United Nations in regard to this Treaty about Women’s Rights. We want to get as much information from as many people as possible to help us improve the current human rights landscape for women of all ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, disability status and socio-economic groups.

The Commission encourages you to tell the United Nations what you think about the issues affecting you and your communities. This consultation will provide you with tools and information to enable you to participate in the United Nations process through the upcoming review in 2018.

Please join us at this physically accessible venue for discussion and a light lunch with vegetarian kai options available on the 28th of February. This event is free but registration is required for catering purposes.

If you have any specific access needs please feel free to email


February 28, 2018 at 12pm - 2pm


Human Rights Commission Auckland Office
41 Shortland St
7th Floor
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
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Rez Gardi Ankita Sharma Emma Littlewood Rima Shenoy Adriana Avendaño Christie Christine King Zaif Khan Joanne Rama Cherie Jourdain-Hamilton Denise Leota Taine Polkinghorne Josie Olsen Miriam Klein Ovink Akula Sharma

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