Public invited to attend consultation session on fourth CEDAW report outline

     The Labour and Welfare Bureau (LWB) and the Women's Commission (WoC) will hold a public consultation session on April 25 on the draft outline of the fourth report of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

     The Government is seeking views from members of the public on the draft outline issued on March 1 to prepare for the submission of the fourth CEDAW report. Members of the public and interested parties are invited to express their views. Details of the public consultation session are as follows:

Date: April 25 (Wednesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Auditorium, G/F, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar

     Those who would like to attend the consultation session may reserve a seat with the WoC Secretariat by phone (2810 3827) during office hours (9am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or complete and return the reply slip by fax (2501 0478) or email (cedaw_consultation@lwb.gov.hk). Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

     The draft outline can be downloaded from the website of the LWB (www.lwb.gov.hk) and the WoC (www.women.gov.hk), or obtained from the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres in the 18 districts.