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Call for input: Report on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women

Issued by

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights


17 July 2017


Issued by Special Procedures


Cultural rights

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Following her report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of diverse forms of fundamentalism and extremism on the enjoyment of cultural rights (A/HRC/34/56), the Special Rapporteur decided to study this issue further, focusing on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women.

Inputs Received
Inputs Received

The Special Rapporteur thanks all those who submitted information in response to the call for submission. She noted with concern that a number of those who made submissions asked not to be listed publicly, because they feared retaliation.

Accordingly, below are listed only the contributions of those who agreed to it, but because of the sensitive nature of the content, the original submissions are not made public.

Member States
  • Algeria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México
  • Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
  • Defensor del Pueblo del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
  • Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia
  • Defensoría del Pueblo de Ecuador
  • National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria
  • Procurador de los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala
  • Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de El Salvador,
  • Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, Republica de Nicaragua
Persons and organizations of civil society
  • Anissa Helie
  • Annamarie Laaksonen
  • Association Dazairouna
  • Association Femmes contre les intégrismes
  • Association des femmes iraniennes en France
  • ALHR - Women and Girls' Rights Subcommittee, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
  • ALP - Asamblea Lésbica Permanente, Argentina
  • ARC International and ILGA - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • ARROW - Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women
  • Astra Network - Federation for Women and Family Planning, Poland
  • At-sik-hata - Nation of Yamassee-Moors
  • Center for reproductive rights
  • ESOHR - European Saudi Organization for Human Rights
  • Femmes solidaires
  • Freemuse
  • Geraldine Gudefin and Lisa Fishbayn
  • GAMS - Groupe pour l'abolition des mutilations sexuelles
  • Helle Porsdam
  • Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota
  • HRGJ - Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, City University of New York
  • IWRAW - International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific
  • Komal Vaishnav
  • Lawrence Michael
  • LDIF - Ligue du droit international des femmes
  • Libres MarianneS
  • MADRE & Proceso de Comunidades Negras, Colombia
  • Mondher Tounsi and ConArte
  • Mouvement jeunes femmes
  • Muslim for Progressive Values
  • ONG Epicerie
  • Planned parenthood global & Federation of America
  • PROMSEX - Center for the Promotion and Defense of Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • RASHID - Research, Assessment and Safeguarding of the Heritage of Iraq in Danger
  • Saudi Organization for Human Rights
  • Sudanese Women Human Rights Defenders Project
  • Turquoise Mountain
  • Valeria J. Bradley
  • WHRIA - Women's Human Rights International Association
  • WICUR - Women's Initiative for Citizenship and Universals Rights