Women With Disabilities Australia: Report from the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) 53rd Session – Review of Australia (November 2014)
In October 2014, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) successfully applied to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) [Disability International Participation Funding Program] for a funding grant to enable a WWDA delegate (Cashelle Dunn) to represent the views and issues of women with disabilities in Australia to the Committee Against Torture during its formal review of Australia’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture). The Review took place during the CAT’s 53rd Session in Geneva, 3-28 November 2014. Cashelle spent 3 days at the United Nations in Geneva, working with the CAT committee as a member of the Australian Civil Society Delegation to the 53rd Session of CAT. Cashelle was also able participate in, and attend, a number of other events during her time at the United Nations in Geneva. This report describes the activities undertaken during the CAT review of Australia session. Copyright 2014.