The situation in Northern Ireland constitutes violence against women - CEDAW Inquiry
Feb 23, 2018
CEDAW Finds Human Rights Breaches by UK Government
Report on inquiry welcomed by Alliance for Choice
The UK violates the rights of women in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a UN expert committee has found.
Alliance for Choice are interested to note that the CEDAW Inquiry report has been published today. Emma Campbell Co-Chair says,
"We want to make humble thanks to the incredible women who bravely gave their testimonies to the CEDAW committee. Alliance for Choice, along with the Family Planning Association and NIWEP, feel vindicated in the report's findings on the many Human Rights breaches occurring daily due to the political lack of will in both Stormont and Westminster. We hope that the UK government will now recognise its responsibility to women in NI and legislate to implement the Committee's recommendations.