The ASCENT programme has been funded by London Councils to host a series of special events each year to address overarching issues in the VAWG sector in London.

This Special Event will focus on CEDAW – the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.

The day will include talks, panels, and workshops on topics related to the relationship between CEDAW and the women’s sector. Topics include:

  • BME women
  • Women with disabilities
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Human Rights

Experts in respective fields will discuss whether and how CEDAW is a valuable tool for women’s equality. The day will include interactive sessions where you will have the opportunity to network with peers, build capacity, share information, and find way of collaborative working hopefully extending well beyond the day!

Who’s it for?

♀ Women’s organisations and projects in London

♀ Services that address the needs of those at risk of or experiencing VAWG

♀ Voluntary and community sector organisations

♀ Statutory sector services

♀ Officers from different public service teams such as safeguarding, housing, social service

♀ Commissioners of VAWG services

♀ Partner organisations from related areas of delivery especially those that address women’s health needs, homelessness and housing, no recourse to public funds, refugee and asylum seekers, young people, substance misuse etc.

The event aims to:

♀ Increase participants knowledge about CEDAW and the way it can be used to achieve women's equality, eliminate discrimination, and tackle VAWG

♀ To support and enhance collaborative working on CEDAW and other VAWG-related issues

♀ To share knowledge and expertise across sectors and areas of expertise

♀ To share policy and/or legislative developments

× This event is FREE for London based organisations or projects working with those affected by domestic and sexual violence
If you do not fulfil the above criteria the following applies:
If your organisation is a Member of WRC you will need to pay £25 for the full day
If your organisation is not a member of WRC you will need to pay £50 for the full day
 Please read our Training Policies about cancellations, late arrivals, etc. here.

Please note, this event is funded for one participant per organisation. If more than one person from the same organisation wants to attend the event, they will be placed on a waiting list and will be registered for the event depending on availability.