Button 2 Session 5 Sat

ROSIE LEWIS

ROSIE LEWIS

HOLDING THE STATE TO ACCOUNT: USING CEDAW TO CHALLENGE STATE VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK AND MINORITISED WOMEN AND CHILDREN

During this panel, I will discuss the ways that feminist activists can use CEDAW and strategic institutional advocacy to address the structural inequalities, discrimination and state violence that black and minoritised women and children survivors experience. This discussion will include a practical insight into ways we can use CEDAW tools to address the specific issues faced by migrant women and children without recourse to public funds who face state violence and human rights breaches at both micro/macro levels.

HARRIET WISTRICH

HARRIET WISTRICH

This panel will discuss ways in which feminists can use the law to hold the state to account on violence against women and girls building on the work of the Centre for Women’s Justice which undertakes strategic litigation against criminal justice agencies and increases access to justice. We promote a collaborative way of working drawing promoting cooperation between lawyers and survivors, activists, campaigners, frontline services and other experts.