COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATON OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

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Activists use human rights to advance sexual and reproductive health
Activists use human rights to advance sexual and reproductive health
“Human rights mechanisms are a way to hold governments accountable, especially at a time when there is shrinking space,” said Catherine Nyambura, of the pan-African women’s rights organization FemNet. She made her comment after a recent training session on sexual and reproductive health and rights, organized by the UN Human Rights Regional Office in East Africa.
25 October 2017
Women’s rights body rules on Russian banned jobs list complaint
Women’s rights body rules on Russian banned jobs list complaint
A UN women’s rights committee calls on Russia to amend a list of 456 jobs and 38 industries prohibited to women.
22 April 2016
Vanuatu: translating human rights standards into actions
Vanuatu: translating human rights standards into actions
Vanuatu government officials have learned how to prepare to report on how they help women achieve their rights.
18 March 2016
UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines
UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women issues its findings on a sexual and reproductive health rights violations inquiry in the Philippines.
23 June 2015
Education unlocks the doors to all other rights
Education unlocks the doors to all other rights
The outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urges a broader approach to the right to education to address the ongoing imbalance of power between men and women in both the public and private spheres.
5 August 2014
Fighting for equality for Romani women and girls in Moldova
Fighting for equality for Romani women and girls in Moldova
Romani women and girls in Moldova often have lower levels of education, significantly higher rates of unemployment and poorer health than the rest of the population, according to a UN Human Rights Office report.
21 March 2014
Achieving equality for women in Tunisia
Achieving equality for women in Tunisia
Women and men in Tunisia’s far-flung regions react positively to a campaign promoting the equal rights of women.
23 August 2013
Women’s rights in political transitions
Women’s rights in political transitions
A group of leading human rights advocates share their views on political transitions and women’s enjoyment of their rights in their respective countries at an event organized by the UN Human Rights Office.
7 August 2013
Equality in family relations: recognizing women’s rights to property
Equality in family relations: recognizing women’s rights to property
During its 54th session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted a General Recommendation on how to protect women’s equal rights to property in or after the dissolution of marriage or similar relationships.
19 April 2013
Women and the Arab spring: an ongoing struggle for equal rights
Women and the Arab spring: an ongoing struggle for equal rights
Women human rights defenders, at the forefront of the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, now say they face ongoing discrimination in their efforts to achieve lasting reforms.
22 March 2013
Consolidating the rights of women in conflict and post-conflict situations
Consolidating the rights of women in conflict and post-conflict situations
Human rights experts examine protecting the rights of women in conflict and post-conflict situations in French speaking African countries.
22 October 2012
Women’s rights body rules on Kell v. Canada complaint
Women’s rights body rules on Kell v. Canada complaint
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women rules in favour of Cecilia Kell, an indigenous Canadian, in her case against Canada.
16 July 2012
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