Special procedures mechanisms can intervene directly with Governments on allegations of violations of human rights that come within their mandates by means of letters which include urgent appeals and other communications. The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice engages on a regular basis with Governments and other actors on issues falling within its mandate.

Interventions of the Working Group via communications deal with allegations related to laws, policies or practices that discriminate against women and girls in general, as well as with allegations of human rights violations on cases involving an individual woman or girl, or a particular group of women and girls.

To learn more on how to submit information to the Working Group, please visit the webpage “Submission of information”.

To learn more about the communication process of the Special procedures mechanisms, please visit the webpage “Communications”.

Communications sent or jointly sent by the Working Group since 2011: