Sr Donatus Lili who is the NGO Regional Representative for Good Shepherd in Africa has been attending the 68th Session of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) held in Geneva from October 23, 2017 to November 17, 2017. Among the counties presenting this year where Good Shepherd is present were Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Kenya, Paraguay and Singapore. The various reports and documents are uploaded HERE Donatus has prepared a report on behalf of Good Shepherd in Kenya on Fistula. Read the very interesting and informative REPORT prepared by Donatus.
While in Geneva Donatus had the opportunity to be engaged in the training session sponsored by IWRAW Asia Pacific the only regional/international NGO working with the CEDAW Convention as a main tool for change in the Asia Pacific. We see a critical role for ourselves in filling the gap between the promise of women’s rights and their actual realization. This group do incredible work prior to each meeting of the CEDAW Committee.
Madam GBEDEMAH Hillary, the rapporteur for Kenya to CEDAW (standing) during a briefing on Wednesday November 1, 2017 prior to the review.
It was not possible for Donatus to make an oral statement but she did present a copy of her proposed statement to the rapporteur. NGO (CONGREGATION) written statement to 68th CEDAW Session
The review for Kenya was held on Thursday November 2, 2017 All the documents can be accessed HERE and the UN Webcast Morning Session and the Afternoon Session