On January 29, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs organized a CEDAW Mock session with financial support from the United Nations. Suriname submitted the combined 4th, 5th and 6th CEDAW report in July 2016 to the CEDAW Committee and the CEDAW Committee presented the list of issues (LOI) to Suriname in August 2017. The purpose of this Mock session is to enable Suriname to be well prepared for the official constructive dialogue, which will take place on February 28, 2018 in Geneva. A shadow report on corporal punishment was submitted by Civil Society Organizations to the CEDAW Committee, with the purpose to request attention for issues of violence against all family members. Shadow reports can be submitted till February 28, 2018. The CEDAW experts, Ramona Biholar and Michelle Brathwaite travelled to Suriname to facilitate this important session.The session consisted of Committee members, delegation members and supporting delegation.The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mrs. P. Amatsoemarto did the opening remarks on behalf of the Minister.