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About Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith

Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith has been actively involved in the women's movement for over 30 years as an independent facilitator. She was a member of the UK Government delegation to the UN Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing, and is a former chair of the Fawcett Society and member of the Women's National Commission

Articles by Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On a clear day you can see Dover

The play “On a clear day you can see Dover" gives the concept of live theatre new meaning. Not only do the moving and often horrific testimonies of asylum seekers have impact in their own right; as their stories continue to unfold, acts of compassion and solidarity become part of the story

Different pasts, shared future

Note to self: Make sure you know the meaning of the past before you set about cleaning the windows of the future! Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith blogs her experiences during Refugee Week

Olympics 2012: visitors or victims?

Organized human trafficking gangs are expected to establish themselves in London to make the most of the opportunity of the 2012 Olympics. Authorities need to work with grassroots organisations in order to make sure that top-down interventions do not harm the very people they aim to protect

How about equality of respect?

Last week the UN CSW54 was accused by the European Women's Lobby of being a 'step backwards' for women. As it grinds on into its second week Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith says the women’s movement needs a new twin strategy around equality of respect and quality of experience

My Beijing diary

Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith was a member of the UK delegation to Beijing in 1995, extracts from her diary capture the ‘mood, the madness and the magnificence’ of that event - on the eve of this year’s CSW which meets to review what’s happened since then

CEDAW: designed to be used

CEDAW is not just a wish list from which politicians in the UK can ‘pick-n-mix’ when drawing up their shopping lists of “things to do about women”. Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith argues that in the run up to the general election it is an instrument we can use to call our politicians to account.
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