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COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATON OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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