Cities for CEDAW: Notes on Effective Intervention

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Effective intervention usually requires involvement at more than one level.  This presentation examines the efforts to support an international instrument - the UN onvention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women - by involving cities.  In the United States, the aim was to have 100 Cities for CEDAW by the end of 2015.  These cities were each to develop a resolution; ordinance; gender analysis of cities activities, programs and issues; community-government monitoring committee; and implementation funds.  A case study of one city - Cincinnati, Ohio - is discussed with special attention to the involvement of college students, community organizations and city council members.