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2018 CEDAW Report Card by West Coast LEAF


West Coast LEAF released the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Report Card. The Report Card monitors BC’s compliance with the Convention between reporting periods in order to hold the government accountable to both UN standards and BC women.

Although this year’s grades have improved in most areas, the report finds BC continues to fall short of CEDAW’s requirements. BC needs to address human rights violations in the prison system and high rates of gender-based violence, particularly against Indigenous women and girls.