MEMBERS: Make comments to IAWP

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:10 PM | Anonymous
The International Association of Women Police is attending the October meeting of the International Expert Group (IEG) hosted by UN Women.  We will be providing comments and remarks on the draft publication "Practitioner's Manual on Women's Access to Justice."  This meeting will take place on 17-18 October 2016 in New York (US).  The Manual highlights barriers to gender bias in justice delivery and persistent gender discriminatory laws in justice institutions.  This Manual complies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and General recommendation no. 33 (GR33) of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on women’s access to justice. It is the most comprehensive authoritative global policy guidance available.  The meeting follows the work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for global equality and empowerment of women.  The IAWP presented sessions at the last few CSW meetings in New York and pledged its support for the SDGs.  The organization now has an opportunity to review the draft "Manual on Women's Access to Justice" and provide the IEG with views and comments.

Third Vice President Sandra Martin has been tasked with representing the IAWP in New York as well as compiling and presenting our recommendations.  In turn, IAWP is asking its Members for review and comment on the Manual; respond directly to Sandra at  Deadline for Responses
is October 7, 2016.  This will ensure your input is reviewed and captured in time for the meeting.

Download from the IAWP webpage at
  • Draft of the Women's Access to Justice Manual which will be the subject of discussion at the meeting in October, being  provided to IAWP Members for review and comment directly to Third Vice President, Sandra Martin,
  • Overview of the October meeting along with its provisional agenda.  This paper provides a detail of the meeting and the agenda.
  • Links are also on the webpage to the 21 September 2016 Peace Day flyer, CSW60, CSW59, the U.N SDGs

  • You can also find details on these initiatives at YouTube Videos on SDGs
If you need specific material emailed directly, please contact Carol Paterick,

United Nations Global SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - Overview
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentThere are seventeen Global Goals with 169 targets between them. Spearheaded by the United Nations through its 193 Member States, these goals are formally captured in United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015. The Resolution builds on the principles popularly known as The Future We Want. The SDGs out flow from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's frequently-quoted remark that "there can be no Plan B, because there is no Planet B."  The broad range of sustainable development issues include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. The specific Sustainable Development Goals embraced by the organization are in line with the IAWP Mission -To strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. Those SDG goals are:
•    #5 Gender Equality,
•    #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,

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