Cambodia’s accession to the CEDAW Optional Protocol leaves opportunity for individual women to take their case to the CEDAW Committee.
UN Women in Cambodia provided a workshop on the use of the protocol to women’s groups.
I have proposed to the group to take police abuse of women during demonstrations as a case. The group has yet to reconvene to take action.
MECHANISMS FOR ADVANCING WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS
GUIDE TO USING CEDAW OPTIONAL PROTOCOL &
OTHER INTERNATIONAL COMPLAINT MECHANISMS
This is a practical guide for lawyers, advocates and women experiencing violations of their rights on how to use the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and other international complaint mechanisms to seek redress for alleged violations of womens human rights.
Simone Cusack, Author