CENWOR was requested by UNWOMEN to prepare the Shadow Report to the UN CEDAW Committee. The Report was developed by specialists in Law, Participation in Political and Public Life, Education and Training, Employment, Health, and Rural Women, and incorporated the responses to the Concluding Observations of the CEDAW Committee in 2011 and a discussion of the developments since 2011. CENWOR has continued its research and research-based action programmes and training programmes despite a context of limited access to donor funds and minimal institutional support exacerbated by a "bidding exercise". The CENWOR Gender Resource Library is in great demand by both local and foreign researchers and organizations. Despite resource constraints, the biennial National Convention on Women's Studies continues to be held.