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UN Women’s Rights Committee issues findings on Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Pakistan, Republic of Moldova, Zimbabwe

GENEVA (2 March 2020) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 10 to 28 February 2020: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Pakistan, Republic of Moldova, and Zimbabwe.

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, highlight matters of concern and make recommendations. 

The findings, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here.

The next session of the Committee will be held from 22 June to 10 July to review Bahrain, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, , and Panama.

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Background:
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which to date has 189 States parties. The Committee is made up of 23 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the Convention. 
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