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About Annette Lawson

Annette Lawson is chair of the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations  (NAWO). She was a commissioner of the Women’s National Commission of the UK, and vice-president of the European Women's Lobby. 


Articles by Annette Lawson

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

CSW: The UN is nothing without being global

Agendas driven by political alignments, issues of sovereignty, the secular versus the non-secular, and donor versus recipient countries, continue to inform the debate at the CSW. Ten years ago, no agreement was reached on how to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. What are the prospects for agreement this time ? 

UK women: the loss of an independent collective voice

As the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women opens in New York today, women's organisations from the UK find themselves ignored at home and excluded at the UN, says Annette Lawson
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