Current levels of representation of women in human rights organs and mechanisms

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Background

At its forty-first session in June 2019, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 41/6, in which it requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a report, in close cooperation with the Working Group and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, on current levels of representation of women in human rights organs and mechanisms such as the Advisory Committee, the treaty bodies and the special procedures established by the Human Rights Council. The report is to include good practices by States in nominating, electing and appointing candidates to ensure balanced gender representation, in line with the system-wide strategy on gender parity, and recommendations to assist the Council and Member States in this regard. The report will be presented at to the Council at its forty-seventh session (June 2021).

Drafting group

The current members of the drafting group are:

  • Ion Diaconu
  • Ludovic Hennebel
  • José Augusto Lindgren Alves
  • Ajai Malhotra
  • Mona Omar (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Salmón (Rapporteur)
  • Changrok Soh

Renewed Call for contributions

Call for contributions:

Inputs received

Member States

NHRIs

NGOs and Civil Society Organizations

Academics

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