Public Consultation on Women’s Rights Treaty

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. This event is free but registration is required for catering purposes.

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


March 26, 2018 at 12pm - 2pm


Wesley Community Centre
740 Sandringham Road Ext
Auckland 1041
New Zealand
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Fathin Doray Tayyaba Akram Khan Flan Jelly Anesa Fetahu Rose Tauetule Remela Patel Laura Molly Jane Wotton Marie Hamilton Justine Montague Rafael Antonio Corinne Sellers Tanvi Bhatia Renate Metzler Rowan Carter Carl Shadbolt Thomas Andersen Miriam Talei Semisi Moewaka Jane Sherard Waanrur Lin Bloom Siriwattakanon Childrens Rights New Zealand Hema Wi Hongi Preet Kaur Lita Abu Zaid Anevili Tupuola Taualai Janifa Bhamji Nafanua Tanumatiu Sally Crawford Anevili Tupuola Taualai Josie Fuimaono-Sapolu Janet Robin Nanette Nathoo Qsm Caitlin Smart Kristie Elizabeth Jo Bond Hannah Macris Margaret Lockhart Karen Jane Nuttall Pike Courtney Macris Angelika Peukert Cleopatra Matthews Jewel Tipene Rachel Williams Holly Neilson Tracey Lee Alison Hosey Shahd Omar Abu Jwaied Mya Maree Cole

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