Why I am backing a women’s Bill of Rights

Last night I did a live stream video for CEDAWinLAW explaining why I am supporting their campaign for a new Women’s Rights Bill to implement properly the UN Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women which Margaret Thatcher ratified in 1986.

Despite this happening 36 years ago it has still not been properly implemented by the government causing widespread hardship, discrimination and lack of opportunity for millions of women. Recently the UN committee supervising the implementation of the convention has taken the current government to task for its failings though you would not know this from coverage in the mass media.

This to my mind illustrates how marginalised women – particularly elderly and middle aged women – are treated by society.

The good news is that it looks like the Scottish government under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party leader, is planning to introduce a new bill of rights for women. She may run into a dispute with the Westminster government which does not want devolved administrations implementing UN conventions until the UK government introduced legislation. At the moment there is no sign of the UK government doing this which is why we need a strong and powerful campaign to get it done.

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3 thoughts on “Why I am backing a women’s Bill of Rights

  1. Well done David, good job your still fighting for the women. Do you know what’s happening about compensation for the cedaw, back to 60 women. I thought they only had until June to pay out

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  2. Sorry David but I couldn’t praise Nicola Sturgeon for anything as she is a little despot. Everything she does is for self praise as Scotland is not such a great place just now to live. I love this country but living under the SNP is not good and NS is just a dictator. She has been under investigation but seems to know nothing about anything when questioned and seems to get away with everything.
    I do agree about CEDAW though and it’s a disgrace that it wasn’t implemented when Margaret Thatcher signed up for it. Typical if politicians though.

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