Reflections on Reporting to the CEDAW Committee by Empower Thailand

Empower Thailand

This report by Empower Foundation Thailand describes the organisation’s experience submitting a shadow report to and attending the CEDAW committee’s 67th session in Summer, 2017.  The report includes detailed information on all stages of Empower’s engagement with CEDAW, including their goals for engagement, drafting their report, and participating in formal and informal CEDAW sessions in Geneva.

Contents include:

  • Background information
  • Success! Results of engaging with CEDAW
  • The journey and the process
    • Empower’s shadow report
    • Oral statements
    • Luncheon briefing
    • CEDAW committee consideration of Thailand
  • Moving forward
  • Reflections on the committee
  • Barriers to reaching CEDAW

This resource is useful for sex worker organisations interested in submitting a shadow report to CEDAW and attending a CEDAW session once their country is reviewed.

You can download this 15 page PDF above. This resource is available in English.