In what is becoming an increasingly innovative mechanism for challenging country reports on the CEDAW treaty, two organisations have recently submitted CEDAW shadow reports.
You can read the most recent shadow reports from the Sex-Worker Forum of Vienna and SZEXE which appear on our website.
We think that member organisations may find these reports useful as guidance if they wish to submit their own shadow country reports in the future.
For example, the next (55th) session of CEDAW will take place from 8th-26th July 2013 and will be looking as reports from the following countries:
- Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Serbia and United Kingdom
You can keep up to date on the reporting schedule and find guidance on how to report, etc. on the CEDAW website here.
NSWP has begun collating any CEDAW shadow reports that other sex work organisations are happy to share, on our website under this CEDAW tag. If your organisation has submitted a report and you are happy to have it featured on our website please contact us.