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Snapshot of Calendar of Activities 2009

Month Dates Activities
Jan 15-27 (10 Jan – 2 Feb) From Global to Local (43rd Session), Geneva
Feb 2 – 13 UPR (4th Session) in Geneva
  14 Social investigation visit to Bhutan
  13 – 17 Sisters in Islam Musawah Conference
  18 – 19 Regional Women’s Human Rights Consultation on ASEAN HR Body
  20 – 22 ASEAN Peoples’ Forum
  23 – 25 SAPA General Forum
  26 – 27 SAPA and Women’s Caucus Focal Points Meeting on ASEAN Human Rights Body TOR
  26-28 CEDAW Shadow Report training for Malaysian NGOs
  27 Meeting with High Level Panel on ASEAN Human Rights Body TOR
  27 – March 10 CSW, New York
Mar 5 – 6 UNHCR Strategy meeting (Malaysia)
  13 Meeting with SUHAKAM and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  18 – 19 SAPA meeting on ASEAN HRB
  20 Meeting with ASEAN HLP
  25-28 Lawyers training in Lebanon organized by Kafa
  25 – 26 Timor Leste National Consultation to review Shadow Report
  25 – 26 Shadow Report Training for Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Ukraine in Warsaw, Poland
  27 – 28 Planning meeting with Karat Coalition for 2009 OP-CEDAW project, Warsaw
  21 – 25 Afghanistan Training
  30 March – 4 April Country visits to Laos (SEA Participatory Assessment)
April
6 – 10

Country visit to Vietnam (SEA Participatory Assessment)
  6 – 14 Country visit to Indonesia (SEA Participatory Assessment)
    HLP Meeting on ASEAN HR Body: Cambodia
  15 – 16 CEDAW training for Malaysian Parliamentarians
  17 – 19 DRC Civil Society Forum
  20 – 24 Durban Review Conference
  25 – 26 Mongolia meeting on VAW
  25April – 2/3 May Bangladesh country visit and meeting on women and armed conflict (Chittagong Hill Tracts)
May 4 – 5 Consultation on regional HR mechanisms (ASEAN HRB)
  6 – 9 Round table on women's human rights and migration/trafficking with GAATW and Caram Asia
  11 – 15 Country visit to Thailand (SEA Participatory Assessment), also meet with Burmese groups
  14 – 15 HLP meeting to finalise ASEAN HRB TOR, Vietnam
    Shadow Report Writing Workshop in Uzbekistan
  30 – 31 Planning meeting for OP-CEDAW meeting with CEDAW Committee, Toronto
June 1 – 6 Meeting with resource persons on methodology for OP-CEDAW manual
  1 – 6 Human Rights Council (11th Session) – discussion on WHR and reports of SRs on VAW, health
July   Regional meeting on Women’s Caucus
  4 – 15 Annual Ministerial Meeting (ASEAN)
  12 – 28 Global to Local (44th Session), New York
  28 Global to Local Advisory Group meeting
    Meeting with CEDAW Committee on OP-CEDAW, New York
August 3 – 6 Asia Pacific Forum of NHRIs, Jordan
  7 – 9 WHR Defenders Coalition meeting
  20 – 21 Capacity Building Advisory Group meeting, Kuala Lumpur
  22 Meeting with CBAG on new sessions in the training manual
  24 – 26 Updating of Training Skills meeting
September 16 – 18 Karat OP-CEDAW training for Central and Eastern Europe (possible test for new manual)
    Meeting with Kyrgyzstan groups on potential OP-CEDAW cases
    OP CEDAW and Removal of Reservations Training/Consulation for MENA, Egypt
    Shadow Report training for Egyptian NGOs
  26 – 27 or 3 – 4 Oct OP-CEDAW Advisory Group meeting, Egypt
October 14 – 16 Follow up meeting to the EGM on Lawyers’ Training Package
    ASEAN Summit
    OXFAM NOVIB visit
  31 – 1 Nov Advisory Committee meeting
November Between 7 – 21 Strategic Planning meeting
    Operational Planning Meeting
December 1st week MENA Consultation on Concluding Observations in Cyprus